Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/05/surrey_birds/
Surrey voted tops for tits in birdwatching poll
It's the most wooded county in England after all
Surrey is the best place in England to spot tits in gardens, a survey has revealed.
The British Trust for Ornithology's Garden Birdwatch showed that a greater percentage of leafy Surrey's gardens were visited by Blue Tits and Great Tits than any other country.
Householders in the stockbroker belt taking a peek into their back gardens stood an 95 per cent chance of seeing a Blue Tit, and an 84 per cent chance of seeing a Great Tit.
The BTO suggested that Surrey folk were currently taking up front row seats for tit-spotting, as the "colourful and acrobatic species are now laying their eggs".
Surrey was also the best place to spot Nuthatches, the survey found, and the second best to spot a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
The Trust pointed out that Surrey was the most wooded county in England, which was a key reason for the preponderance of tits, nuthatches and woodpeckers.
Perhaps surprisingly it's not a Thrush hotspot, with just 20 per cent of gardens getting a visit.
Full details of the survey here. ®