On 27 December 1996, an adult female Montagu’s Harrier was observed in the province of Groningen. The bird missed ± Primary 7 but appeared otherwise in excellent condition (despite freezing conditions during daytime and ice-covered water). The yellow iris was clearly seen, as well as the fact that she was not ringed. She hunted over meadows and arable land, where common voles and passerines abounded. Two days later, the presumed same bird was observed again.