Latin name - Garrulus glandarius
The most colourful member of the crow family, the Jay is a shy bird about the size of a Jackdaw. Both sexes are similar in appearance with a black and white flecked head, white throat, black moustache, pinkish-brown body, black and white wings with blue patches, black tail with a white rump and a pale blue iris. It is a creature of the woodland especially oak woods, feeding on and storing acorns for the winter. However it also takes other fruits, seeds and insects and will raid other bird's nests for both their eggs and young.