Sex: Male

Hatch date: 20 May 2019

Release date: 17 Jun 2019

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: Morocco, Feb 2020

Guardian: not yet, become a Guardian

Photo credit: Said Azaouaghe

The beginning of his story...
Hickathrift was collected as an egg from the RSPB Nene Washes in April 2019.

Back to the wild...
Hickathrift was released with his two siblings - Tam and Worley - and 18 other headstarted birds at Lady Fen, WWT Welney on 17 June 2019. Hickathrift is fitted with a geolocator so, in future, may help us map the godwits' migratory route.

And his story continues...
February 2020. Hickathrift is seen near Nador in Morocco. The first sighting of a Project Godwit ringed bird in Morocco!

How was he named?
Hickathrift was named by rebecca_tickell on Twitter after the local legendary character of Tom Hickathrift – a prodigiously tall, marsh dweller of Wisbech-Ely area (and giant killer).


Latest update: 3/7/21