Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
Species
Jackdaw (Corvus monedula). Taken at Farmoor, Oxon.,, on May 7th 2019.
Taken at Farmoor, Oxon.,, on May 7th 2019.
(1/400th sec at f9. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 30 - 34 cm; WS: 64 - 73 cm

A small black crow with a silver-grey neck and pale eyes.

It is common throughout the British Isles with the exception of the Scottish highlands.

Jackdaws can be found in fields, woods, parks and gardens.

They are sociable birds and usually seen in pairs or larger groups. They are quite acrobatic fliers, and flocks will often chase and tumble together in flight.

There are about 1.4 million breeding pairs in the UK.

Sightings

27-May-2019 : Lardon Chase, Berks
14-May-2019 : Pewsey Downs NNR, Wilts
13-May-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
12-May-2019 : Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks (1)
07-May-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (5)
01-May-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
28-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
26-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
20-Apr-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
13-Apr-2019 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (6)
03-Apr-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon
17-Jan-2019 : Slimbridge, Glos
09-Jan-2019 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2+)
02-Jan-2019 : Eynsham, Oxon

16-Dec-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (35+)
16-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain
03-Nov-2018 : Hackpen Hill, Oxon
03-Nov-2018 : Buckland Warren, Oxon
10-Oct-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
30-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
25-Jun-2018 : Eskdale, Cumbria (30+)
24-Jun-2018 : Ravenglass, Cumbria
23-Jun-2018 : Ravenglass, Cumbria (2)
09-Jun-2018 : Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk (1)
02-Jun-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (13)
26-May-2018 : The Holies, Berks (10+)
24-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
20-May-2018 : Pewsey Downs NNR, Wilts (10+)
15-May-2018 : Lardon Chase, Berks (6)
11-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
09-May-2018 : Rodborough Common, Glos (6+)
05-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys (1)
04-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys (1)
25-Mar-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
06-Mar-2018 : Baulking, Oxon (1)
12-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
05-Feb-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
04-Feb-2018 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon
25-Jan-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon
18-Jan-2018 : Slimbridge, Glos
10-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon
04-Jan-2018 : Ardington, Oxon (2)
03-Jan-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)

26-Dec-2017 : Eynsham, Oxon (3)
16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon
30-Nov-2017 : Barnard Gate, Oxon
25-Nov-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)
10-Jun-2017 : Velebits National Park, Croatia
02-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)

06-Nov-2016 : La Janda, Spain (30+)
11-Sep-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
05-Jul-2016 : Smardale Gill NNR, Cumbria
09-Jan-2016 : Lower Radley, Oxon (3)

17-Jun-2015 : Lynton/Lynmouth, Devon
21-May-2015 : Marston Meadows, Oxon
30-Apr-2015 : Durdle Door, Dorset (2)
29-Apr-2015 : Lulworth Cove, Dorset
11-Jan-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (2)