On 17 October 2014, an adult Black-shouldered Kite was recorded in De Hoeksche Waard in the western Netherlands (51º45΄N, 4º27΄E). The bird flew past in a steady flight at low altitude (30-40 m) at a distance of c. 75 m into southwesterly direction. The black wing patches and black wing tips contrasted with the otherwise white and grey coloured bird. The tail was short and square. The prominent head was clearly visible. Its small size was especially well visible in comparison to that of Lapwings Vanellus vanellus. Several photographs were taken before the bird disappeared.