Great news from southern Europe: Dutch pallid harrier C|3 is breeding in Spain!
On June 2 we receive great news from Spain: there the renowned harrier researchers and protectors Beatriz Arroyo and her husband François Mougeot (Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC)), in search of breeding short-eared owls in northern Spain, discover a pair of breeding pallid harriers. For Spain this is the first officially established breeding pair of this species.
And guess what?! The female of this pair wears a black colour ring with code C|3. A ring she received in 2017, as one of the four young of the first officially established Dutch breeding pair of pallid harriers!
This Spanish pallid harrier pair fledges one young.