Wheatears seem to like this area - the golf practice range behind Woburn Golf club, alongside a beech woodland area.
No interactions present.
Is n't this rather an unusual location for wheatears, are they on migration elsewhere or stay at Brickhill for the summer?
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.
According to British Wildlife, one of 6 species showing significant contraction of their ranges: BTO are looking for records (www.birdatlas.net).
Lat/Lng: 51.990380597376, -0.65264582633972
OS grid ref: SP926332
On the edge of the beech woods, this squirrel was feeding in the open grass - but hopped off into the beech wood as we approached.