Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
Jackdaw (Corvus monedula). Taken at Lulworth, Dorset, on April 29th 2015.
Taken at Lulworth, Dorset, on April 29th 2015.
(1/800th sec at f11. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)


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.


06-Mar-2018 : Baulking, Oxon (1)
12-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
05-Feb-2018 : Northmoor, 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)

27-Oct-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon
01-Jul-2014 : Bempton Cliffs, E. Yorks
19-Jun-2014 : Krumovgrad, Bulgaria
15-May-2014 : Port Meadow, Oxford, Oxon
05-May-2014 : Tregaron Bog, Ceredigion
10-Apr-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (7)
03-Apr-2014 : Port Meadow, Oxford, Oxon (12+)
20-Mar-2014 : Port Meadow, Oxford, Oxon (20+)
19-Mar-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (14+)
10-Jan-2014 : Oxford, Oxon