On 27 February 2003, a freshly dead adult female Northern Goshawk was found entangled in barbed wire in the valley of the Beilerstroom, a small river in the province of Drenthe (northern Netherlands). This stream is a favourite wintering site of dabbling ducks, goosanders, coots and cormorants. Goshawks from the nearby forestry frequently hunt here. As the valley consists of open grasslands and meadows, cover is scarce. Presumably, the female Goshawk had tried to attack her prey under cover of a gate, entangling her left carpal joint in the barbs of the wire while passing. She was in good condition and weighed 1130 grams (wing length 340 mm, wing span 105 cm).