Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Species
Jay (Garrulus glandiaris. Taken in Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon., on November 23rd 2013.
Taken in Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon., on November 23rd 2013.
(1/800th sec at f13. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 32 - 35 cm; WS: 54 - 58 cm

A generally shy bird, which is difficult to approach. It is mainly pinkish-brown with a white throat and vent, and has a small blue panel on the wings. It has a loud and distinctive alarm call. The sexes are similar.

The Jay is widely distributed in the UK and Europe.

It breeds in various types of woodland (coniferous and deciduous), as well as in larger wooded parks.

Jays collect and cache acorns and other nuts in the autumn.

It has Green status. There are around 170000 breeding territories in the UK.

Sightings

20-Apr-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
13-Apr-2019 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (3)
13-Jan-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)
09-Jan-2019 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)

14-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain (2)
03-Nov-2018 : Buckland Warren, Oxon (1)
10-Oct-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
13-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
06-Sep-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
31-Jul-2018 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon (1)
01-Jul-2018 : Fence Wood, Berks (1)
06-Jun-2018 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon (1)
03-Jun-2018 : Stockbridge Down, Hants (1)
27-May-2018 : Ardley Quarry, Oxon (1)
27-May-2018 : Bucknell Wood, Northants (1)
18-May-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
17-May-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon (2)
14-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
01-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
26-Apr-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (4)
21-Apr-2018 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (2)
18-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
16-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (3)
25-Feb-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon (1)
06-Feb-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
01-Jan-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)

16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
26-Nov-2017 : Hitchcopse Pit, Oxon (1)
17-Nov-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
06-Nov-2017 : Highmoor, Oxon (2)
11-Oct-2017 : Holkham NNR, Norfolk (4)
12-Sep-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
18-Jun-2017 : Waterperry Wood, Oxon (2)
18-Jun-2017 : Bernwood Forest, Bucks (1)
11-Jun-2017 : Velebits National Park, Croatia
02-May-2017 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
22-Apr-2017 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)
13-Apr-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
09-Apr-2017 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (2)
21-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)

22-Dec-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
01-Dec-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (3)
02-Nov-2016 : Sierra De Las Nieves, Spain (1)
27-Oct-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
18-Sep-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
14-Aug-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
28-May-2016 : Bucknell Wood, Northants (1)
27-May-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
16-Jan-2016 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (1)
09-Jan-2016 : Lower Radley, Oxon (2)
01-Jan-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)

24-Oct-2015 : Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk (2)
23-Oct-2015 : Holkham NNR, Norfolk (3)
12-Sep-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
25-Jul-2015 : nr Kirilova polyana, Bulgaria
21-Jul-2015 : Melnik, Bulgaria
03-Jul-2015 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon (1)
06-Jun-2015 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
02-Jan-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)