Welcome to Stockport's Raptor Collection

peregrine falcon
(Falco peregrinus)
The peregrine falcon also known as the peregrine, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. Many thanks to Les Hathaway for this stunning capture.

Juvenile Peregrine Falcons
A very special thanks to John Holme for sharing this photo of these magnificent birds.

Common kestrel
(Falco tinnunculus)
The common kestrel is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. Many thanks to Michael Anthony Brathwaite for this fine capture of a male kestrel.

(Accipiter nisus)
These birds are being reported in quite a few gardens in stockport now  and amazing to watch. this photo was provided by Caroline Roberts.

little owl
(Athene noctua)
The little owl is a bird that inhabits much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe. It was introduced into Britain at the end of the nineteenth century. Thanks goes out to Caroline Roberts for this capture of Little Owl in Bramhall.

common buzzard
(Buteo buteo)
The common buzzard is a medium-to-large bird of prey.Thanks goes to Eddie Cooke for the photo taken at Chadkirk Country Estate.

Tawny owl
(Strix aluco)
The tawny owl or brown owl is a stocky, medium-sized owl commonly found in woodlands. Thanks to Bee Fish Malloy for the photo taken at Reddish Vale Country Park.

Harris's hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus 
 Say hello to our resident Harris Hawk, spotted in a few places now around Stockport. A big thanks to Les Hathaway for the photo.