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