The jay is a bird of average size, of 32-34 cm, looking plump, with rounded wings and relatively long tail. Is colored brownish or pinkish brown, the wings are black with striking white spots observed in flight. The tail is also black, rump is white and has a characteristic black mustache. It has blue feathers on the sides of the wings with black bars. This species is quite noisy and flies in short, irregular beats, giving the impression of being heavy.
The Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a species of bird occurring over a vast region from Western Europe and north-west Africa to the Indian Subcontinent and further to the eastern seaboard of Asia and down into south-east Asia. It inhabits mixed woodland, particularly with oaks, and is an habitual acorn hoarder.
Lat: 40.35, Long: -5.11
Spotted on Jul 15, 2012
Submitted on Aug 5, 2012