This is my favourite member of the Crow family. (I think I've probably said that before). The Jackdaw. With it's stunning blue eyes and greyish hood, it stands out from the other corvids for me. An intelligent bird and always great to watch. It can make a lot of noise too, but I don't find it too annoying.
These images were taken on a grey afternoon at Hollingworth Lake in Rochdale. I like the contrast it gives with the Jackdaw. The grey behind the first two pictures is actually the water of the lake reflecting the sky above.
With a little more colour to work with here the grey head is easier to see, plus the blueish tinge to the feathers.