Blackburn Meadows Nature Reserve has come good with sighting such as a grey heron, 14 teal, a gadwall, 37 lapwings, a snipe, a barn owl, and to whitethroats.
North of Sheffield at Onesmoor there were twenty-nine golden plovers, three lapwings, and five skylarks. Tawny owls are quite noisy in the local woods and the first winter migrants seem to be coming through. It will soon be time for the first great flocks of pink-footed geese. Let me and SBSG know if you see any.