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Given the report that the UK’s bird population has fallen by 44million since the 1960’s, this fellow was a particularly welcome visitor to the neighbourhood this morning. Prior to this moment, I hadn’t encountered a jay in, oh, a long time. This meeting in the midst of a city was perhaps especially unusual; though one of the most colourful members of the crow family, jays are elusive and quite seldom seen, preferring to shy away in woodland areas.