The Pallid Harrier is a rare species in Europa and regularly only breeds in Ukraine and Russia.
In 2017 a pair has successfully nested in the Netherlands and raised 4 young (all females).
This is the first successful breeding of a Pallid Harrier in Western Europe.
It will be interesting to see if the birds return next year and if other birds join them or if this was an single and local event.
More information incl. a video can be found on Mark Avery’s blog:
Pallid Harriers nest successfully in The Netherlands