Jackdaws are small members of the corvid family (around 34-39 cm in length) that are often found in a wide range of habitats. They're usually gregarious, forming noisy flocks in trees, rooftops and fields. As with most other corvids, they are omnivorous and adapt well to scavenging food waste from human habitation. Their call may be the root of the 'jack' in their name, although it also means 'small' in older English while 'dawe' was an old name for the species. One thing that marks them apart from other all-black crows is the blue-white eye and grey nape.
1: Ilfracombe Pier, Devon, 11/03/2007.
2: Portland Bill, Dorset, 16/06/2006.
3: Westward Ho!, Devon, 10/03/2007.