I did not know jackdaws can be so friendly! I do not actually know why he came to sit next to me on the bench. He was the only bird in the shopping centre, which is a bit strange, as these birds are social birds and usually in flocks.
I was eating an ice cream but it did not look as if he was begging for food. He just sat there for several minutes some 20 centimeters from me, turning his head once in a while. I was able to take as many photos as I wanted, though I only took two. After a while he just left. I enjoyed our short companionship.