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And his story continues...
May 2020. Tam is spotted back at the Ouse Washes at WWT Welney.
June 2020. Tam is spotted in another area of the Ouse Washes, at RSPB Ouse Washes nature reserve, and is then spotted at Hondschoote in France.
April 2021. Tam is again in France, this time in Brittany.
April to June 2021. Tam breeds at WWT Welney.
How was he named?
Tam was named in honour of the Scottish soldiers brought to the Fens as prisoners of war in the 17th century. These soldiers built the New Bedford River (forming the Ouse Washes) and many of the other drainage works that created the modern landscape of the Fens. Tam is a main character in a story written by Jean Rees-Lyons (The Word Garden) as part of the Origins Project, remembering and celebrating the Scottish soldiers.