Jay - Garrulus glandarius
The Jay is the most colourful member of the crow family but it is very shy and hard to see. They are noisy and the cry as it moves between trees usually gives it away. It also has a white rump and broad, almost butterfly-like wings in flight.
All year round
It eats mainly acorns, nuts, seeds and insects, but also eats nestlings of other birds and small mammals.
Common and widespread in Britain
Common and widespread as a breeding bird in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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