Welcome to Stockport's Grassland, Farmland & Urban Birds

Oenanthe oenanthe
The wheatears are passerine birds of the genus Oenanthe. Jason Skeen captured this fine sample whilst out for a stroll in Marple.

(Hirundo rustica)
This swiftly darting bird can be seen often in parts of stockport. However taking a photo can be quite hard. This was provided by Caroline Roberts in Cheadle.

Juvenile Swallow
A wonderful capture by Les Hathaway at Chadkirk Country Estate.

Pied Wagtail
This specimen was captured at St Mary's Church in the Stockport market by Kieran Kilroy.

Northern Lapwing
 (Vanellus vanellus)
The northern lapwing is also known as the peewit & another visit to Reddish Vale got Kenneth Moult this fine specimen.

Sand Martin
(Riparia riparia)
Normally these birds nest in sandy banks but these two thought the mill at Etherow Country Park would do better. Thanks to Eddie Cooke for the photo.

Common Peacock
The Indian peafowl or peacock (Pavo cristatus), a large and brightly coloured bird, is a species of peafowl native to South Asia, but introduced in many other parts of the world. This lovely example was provided by Eddie Cooke at Roman Lakes Leisure Park.

The fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) is a member of the thrush family Turdidae. Many thanks to Leigh Jennings for this winter visitor to Stockport.

(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.

House Martin
The common house martin Delichon urbicum, sometimes called the northern house martin or, particularly in Europe, just house martin, is a migratory passerine bird of the swallow family. Thanks to Kenneth Moult for the photo.

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

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.

(Corvus monedula)
See quite a few of these now in stockport, again mainly ground feeders. A member of the crow family.

Feral Pigeon
(Columba livia domestica)
Feral pigeons, also called city doves, city 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.