Distribution: Resident breeder across most of Europe, except the far North. Found throughout the UK but not in the very North of Scotland.
Habitat: A bird woodlands and parks especially oak woods.
Notes: A very shy bird, the Jay is almost impossible to watch except where it has become used to people in parks and gardens. It is a voracious predator of birds eggs and fledglings throughout the summer, however in the autumn it becomes preoccupied with acorns and can carry several in it's crop which it buries for later consumption during the winter.
Species: G. glandarius
Bright blue wing feathers
Pinkish underside and back
Note the bright blue wing feathers, the pinkish body and the distinctive black moustache, this image also illustrates the birds typical inquisitive posture.