Jackdaw

Corvus monedula

The Jackdaw is the smallest member of the crow family to be found in Britain and the only one which nests in holes. The overall appearance is of a stocky black bird with grey colouration to the back of the head. Adults, though not juveniles, have a startling pale eye.

For more information about Jackdaws, see the BTO’s BirdFacts and Wider Countryside Report.

  • Very big nest box
  • Nest height: At least 5m above ground – as high as possible
  • The nest is made of sticks and lined with soft material such as hair
  • Egg laying starts between early April and late May. One brood
  • 4 to 5 eggs. Pale blue with speckling
  • Incubation time: 20 days
  • Nestlings fledge Nestlings fledge after 32-33 days