Jay, Garrulus glartdarius. Resident; general England and Wales; widespread in Ireland (distinct race); local in Scotland. Wooded country, especially oakwoods. DESCRIPTION: 14 inches. Sexes alike. Eye blue. White rump and blue on wing are features which identify.
VOICE: Shrieking alarm calls and cat-
HABITS: Skulking; sometimes on ground where it hops. Usually seen in heavy flapping flight between thick cover, but sometimes visits gardens to eat peas, etc.
MAY BE CONFUSED with 98.