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Observed: 15th May 2010 By: marilynmmarilynm’s reputation in Birdsmarilynm’s reputation in Birds

Wheatears seem to like this area - the golf practice range behind Woburn Golf club, alongside a beech woodland area.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


miked's picture

Is n't this rather an unusual

Is n't this rather an unusual location for wheatears, are they on migration elsewhere or stay at Brickhill for the summer?

marilynm's picture

unusual location?

I haven't seen them here often - in fact only once before - feeding across the practice green that time, - all I can remember was it was summer that time.
I saw the mask and thought it was a shrike when I saw it first... but as soon as I looked through the bins I could see the beak was wrong. It was about 20 feet from a pair of greylag as well - I've never seen them there before!
You are right though - the rspb site distribution map shows them to be unusual for this area.

anonymous spotter's picture


According to British Wildlife, one of 6 species showing significant contraction of their ranges: BTO are looking for records (