In The Netherlands, the number of occupied nest sites of White-tailed Eagle increased from 1 to 12 between 2006 and 2017, with five new breeding sites discovered in 2017. All breeding localities so far were situated in/near wetlands below sea level. The nesting tree of the pair on the Veluwe, however, was situated in a mature and open stand of Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris in extensive woodlands on dry sandy soils 50 m above sea level. The nest had been built in a Scots Pine at a height of 15 m above the ground. On 23 June the nesting tree was climbed. The nest was empty but contained fresh pine twigs and fresh down, indicating that the nest was still being visited by the birds. No remains or traces of eggs or chicks were found, but the cup had been flattened (presumably by the incubating bird) and two branches just above the nest had been extensively nibbled (typical behaviour of incubating bird, and another indication that the nest must have contained egg(s)). At a later date, birds were observed departing from the general vicinity of the nest in a westerly direction, possibly heading for Drontermeer (a lake) some 13 km from the breeding site. In previous years, two White-tailed Eagles had been frequently reported along the IJssel river 4-8 km east of the breeding site, possibly the birds that took up nesting on the Veluwe in 2017 (if so, the female would have been ringed as nestling at Oostvaardersplassen in 2014, the male being without ring).