Welcome To Stockport's Garden Woodland Birds


(Prunella modularis)

Mainly a ground feeder but can be seen on many feeders and tables around Stockport.


(Corvus monedula)

See quite alot of these now in stockport, again mainly ground feeders. A member of the crow family.

common magpie

(Pica pica)

The Eurasian magpie or common magpie (Pica pica) is a resident breeding bird throughout Europe. this is another Reddish Vale Specimen.

Carrion Crow

(Corvus corone)

The carrion crow is a passerine bird of the family Corvidae and the genus Corvus which is native to western Europe. This handsome chap was captured by me at Reddish Vale. 

Chaffinch Male

(Fringilla coelebs)

The chaffinch, is a common and widespread small passerine bird in the finch family. This male was captured by me at Reddish Vale.

House Sparrow Male

(Passer domesticus)

Despite the decline of these gregarious little birds, there are still many around in Stockport.

House Sparrow Female

(Passer domesticus)

This young female was captured by me in my garden.


(Sitta europaea)

A woodland bird mainly, but is seen on quite a few bird feeders in stockport. Looks like a small woodpecker and can hang upside down on a branch. This one was taken by Steven Kelly at Etherow Country Park.

Eurasian treecreeper

(Certhia familiaris)

The Eurasian treecreeper or common treecreeper is a small passerine bird also known in the British Isles, where it is the only living member of its genus, simply as treecreeper. thanks to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this Abney specimen.

Great Spotted Woodpecker

(Dendrocopos major)

Quite a few of these colourful birds are seen in the woodlands of stockport and even on garden feeders.They are approx the size of a blackbird. This particular specimen was provided by Dianne Biggs taken at Etherow Country Park.

Great tit (Parus major)

 Seen many of these lovely colourful busy little birds around our parks and gardens in stockport. They are the biggest of the tit family and a joy to watch.


(Garrulus glandarius)

The Jay is a very colourful member of the crow family and can be quite shy. this was taken by me at Reddish Vale,Vale Road.


(Erithacus rubecula)

Probably one of the most photographed birds in Stockport. The robin is quite territorial and I have seen many a squabble in the garden on the feeders. This was taken in my garden.


(Regulus regulus)

Stockport's smallest reported bird is the lovely little Goldcrest, very cute and an absolute joy to watch. They are very fast and sometimes hard to capture. However, thanks goes to our Abney Park regular, Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this wonderful capture.

Long Tailed Tit

(Aegithalos caudatus)

Sometimes called the Long Tailed Bush Tit, this tiny member of the tit family is regularly seen in stockport green spaces and in gardens. This little cutie was captured by Michael Anthony Brathwaite at Etherow Country Park.

common redpoll

(Acanthis flammea)

Not seen may of these in Stockport and not many reports either. However this was captured in a garden by Caroline Roberts.

Common Starling

(Sturnus vulgaris)

The common starling is seen all over stockport and in many gardens now. This was taken by me in my garden.


(Carduelis carduelis)

Another flocking bird and one of my favourites. This was taken by me in the garden.

Coal Tit

(Periparus ater)

Another of my favourites, seen in gardens and woodlands in stockport. Again taken in my garden.

 Blue Tit

(Cyanistes caeruleus)

Many blue tits are seen in the gardens and woodlands of stockport and an absolute joy to watch. This photo was taken at Reddish Vale, Vale Rd on one of my many trips there.

Blackbird Male

(Turdus merula)

Love the song of these birds and many can be heard and seen in stockport's woodlands and gardens. This male was captured at Reddish Vale.

Blackbird Female

(Turdus merula)

This Female was also captured at Reddish Vale by me.


A rare sight in Stockport, however Kenneth Moult managed to capture this specimen in Bredbury.

Ring Necked Parakeet

(Psittacula krameri)

More and more sightings of these Afro-Asian birds are being reported in Stockport. This one was captured by Steven Kelly at Abney Hall Park.


(Spinus spinus)

Reported sightings of Siskins in Stockport are to my knowledge quite rare. However Lisa mullins captured this lovely specimen in her  back garden.

Common Redstart

(Phoenicurus phoenicurus)

This little beauty was captured at Etherow Country Park by Ant Marriott, quite a rare sight in Stockport.

Common Whitethroat

(Sylvia communis)

The common whitethroat is a widespread typical warbler which breeds throughout Europe and across much of temperate western Asia. Seen here is a juvenile captured by James Dempsey Riley at Poise Brook nature reserve.

European pied flycatcher

(Ficedula hypoleuca)

The European pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. Another fine rare capture by Ant Marriott at Etherow Country Park.

Eurasian blackcap Male

(Sylvia atricapilla)

The Eurasian blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) usually known simply as the blackcap, is a common and widespread typical warblerA rare winter visitor captured by Angela Huddart‎ in her garden.

Eurasian tree sparrow

(Passer montanus)

The Eurasian tree sparrow is a passerine bird in the sparrow family with a rich chestnut crown and nape, and a black patch on each pure white cheek. Another fine photo by Michael Anthony Brathwaite. 

Eurasian wren

(Troglodytes troglodytes)

The Eurasian wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) is a very small bird, and the only member of the wren family Troglodytidae found in Eurasia. Taken in my garden.

Song Thrush

(Turdus philomelos)

The song thrush breeds in forests, gardens and parks, and is partially migratory with many birds wintering in southern Europe.Thanks again to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this photo taken at Abney Hall.

lesser redpoll

(Acanthis cabaret)

The lesser redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) is a small passerine bird in the finch family, Fringillidae. Seems Ant Marriott attracts all the rare birds, this was captured at Etherow Country Park


(Turdus iliacus)

The redwing is a bird in the thrush family, Turdidae, native to Europe and Asia, slightly smaller than the related song thrush. Thanks to Sheila Moth for this photo captured in her garden.

Mistle Thrush

(Turdus viscivorus)

The mistle thrush is a bird common to much of Europe. Woodbank Park was responsible for this lovely bird with Dianne Biggs behind the camera.

common reed bunting

(Emberiza schoeniclus)

Another fine Capture by Ant Marriott at Etherow Country Park is this Male Reed Bunting in it's winter plumage.


(Chloris chloris)

The European greenfinch, or just greenfinch is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. Thanks to Kieran Kilroy for the photo captured in his garden.

Bullfinch Male

(Pyrrhula pyrrhula)

The bullfinch, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. Thanks to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this fine Abney specimen.

Bullfinch Female

(Pyrrhula pyrrhula)

Another fine capture in one of Stockport's gardens is this Female Bullfinch and thanks goes to Angela Huddart for sharing it.

willow warbler

(Phylloscopus trochilus)

The willow warbler is a very common and widespread leaf warbler which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe.  A lovely capture by Janet Gorst from an allotment in Stockport.

collared dove

(Streptopelia decaocto)

The Eurasian collared dove, most often simply called the collared dove, is a common sight now in Stockport. This one was captured by me at Reddish Vale.

Common Wood Pigeon

(Columba palumbus)

The common wood pigeon is a large species in the dove and pigeon family. this specimen was captured by me at Reddish Vale.

Feral pigeon

(Columba livia domestica)

Feral pigeons, also called city dovescity pigeons, or street pigeons, are derived from domestic pigeons that have returned to the wild. The domestic pigeon was originally bred from the wild rock dove

rock dove

The rock dove or rock pigeon is a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons). Wild rock doves are pale grey with two black bars on each wing, while domestic and feral pigeons are very variable in colour and pattern.