They are colourful. What do we call them? (Not that what we choose to call them is particularly relevant really, but still, I don't recognise them [obviously])
They are Jay's, part of the Corvid family of birds.Highly intelligent.
Yep. And in German they are called Eichelhäher.
If I see one I will call it by its German name, which may test its intelligence (and my pronounciation).
Ah, Andrew, you are (at least) clever like an Eichelhäher.Obviously. ;-)
I don't recall ever having seen one, even though Professor Google informs me that I could do, apart from in "Northern Scotland". I do like corvids, and supply plentiful food for many of them, but I will need to try harder to find a Jay. Maybe they are too intelligent to be near me.
It's the first time I was able to watch a jay couple in Seanhenge. Now I start to understand why now and then I am stumbling upon very tiny oak-"trees".Jays use to settle in new territories from time to time. Thus, one day some might come to know there's a generous friend of corvids living in the Perth area.