Jay

A colourful resident breeding species to the woodlands of the reserve. Maximum of 4 seen.

20/10/95 - 3 birds.

27/01/96 - 3 birds.

1997 - Present.

14/03/98 - 3 birds.

??/10/99 - 3 birds collecting acorns.

09/12/99 - 3 birds.

08/01/00 - 3 birds.

02/11/03 - 3+ birds

16/04/04 - 3 together

2005 - up to 3

24/02/06 - 4 birds

2008 - up to 3 birds in November/December but not otherwise recorded.

2009 - Only winter records of mainly singles

2010 - Up to 3 in winter and spring, but none through the summer.

2011 - 19 records of 1 or 2 through the year

2012 - 24 records of 1 or 2 birds apart from 4 flying over on 05/10. None in June or July in a year when there has been a big influx from abroad.

2013 - 16 records of 1 or 2 birds, none in May or June.

2014 - 11 records of up to 3 birds

2015 - Only 5 winter records of 1 or 2 birds

2016 - 6 records of 1 or 2 birds in April and September