Jackdaw – Corvus monedula 

These magnificent crows are regular visitors to my garden where they enjoy food from my feeder. They are a small crow with a grey-black body, pale grey nape and cheeks, with a deep black cap. They can grow up to 34cm long.

They feed on worms, caterpillars, seeds, and berries. Also attends garden bird tables and feeding stations. The nest is constructed from a pile of sticks lined with animal dung, mud, roots, moss, and hair. Built in a hole in a tree or building, also in chimneys. The female lays 4-6 eggs in 1 brood from April to July. They can live for up to 10 years.

They are seen all year round, and are found in towns, parks and gardens, woods and farmland. Widespread and common across the British Isles, except the Scottish Highlands.