September Week 3 The Jackdaw

September Week 3 The Jackdaw

The Jackdaw

The Jackdaw is a small, black crow with a distinctive silvery sheen to the back of its head. The pale eyes are also noticeable. Jackdaws can be found in fields, woods, parks and gardens. They're widespread and common across the UK, except the Scottish Highlands. They can be seen outside at any time of the year. They're social birds and roost communally in woodlands. Jackdaws often join up with rooks and carrion crows in autumn and winter to roost together in huge numbers.

What the Jackdaw eats

Diet: Insects, young birds and eggs, fruit, seeds and scraps.

The Jackdaws diet is greatly varied. It includes:

  • preying on animals, such as insects, worms and mice
  • feeding on vegetation, such as seeds, berries and fruit
  • scavenging on landfill sites or in gardens for scraps

What birds eat? - The Jackdaw

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