The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
Jay Garrulus glandarius
|Appearance||A large woodland bird with distinct plumage. The brown crown is streaked
black with white. It has a black mustache and a buff-brown back. The underparts are
pinkish buff, the wings and tail black. In flight it shows a bold white rump and white
patches on the inner wing. It also has a small blue and white barred patch on the top part
of the wings.
Size: 33-36cm tall
|Habitat||Forests, hedges, heaths and gardens.|
|Food||Nuts, nestlings, worms and insects.|
|Breeding Habits||5-7 eggs in a cup-like nest in a tree fork. Incubation takes 16-17
days and fledging takes 19-20 days.
1 brood per year; April-May.
|Location in Wet Woodland||It was heard a few times just outside the wet woodland. It would be expected to occur in thewet woodland area but it just wasn't there while the survey was taking place.|