Sex: Female

Hatch date: 23 May 2019

Release date: 24 Jun 2019

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: WWT Welney, Jun 2021

Guardian: not yet, become a Guardian

Photo credit: WWT
Rainbow sightings

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

Back to the wild...
Rainbow was released with her three siblings - Hope, Cloud and Gold - and 8 other headstarted birds at Lady Fen, WWT Welney on 24 June 2019, the last release of that year.

And her story continues...
October 2019. Rainbow is seen near Ndioum in Senegal.
September 2020. The next sighting of Rainbow is again in Senegal! This time in Djoudj National Park, near Debi.
March 2021. Rainbow is back in the UK! She's spotted at Kingfisher Bridge Nature Reserve near Ely.
March to June 2021. Rainbow spends the summer at WWT Welney and breeds with Benwick.

How was she named?
Rainbow was named by Belle on Twitter when we asked for ideas in spring 2019.


Latest update: 3/7/21