Norfolk

Blue tits nest in cigarette bin at Norfolk council

Blue tit emerging from cigarette bin
Image caption Blue tits can be seen flying to and from the unusual nest

Smokers have been warned not to put out their cigarettes in a bin outside council offices in Norfolk because a family of blue tits is nesting there.

Staff spotted an "enterprising" bird sitting on her eggs in the metal cigarette bin fixed to a wall at South Norfolk Council in Long Stratton.

"The chicks have already hatched and are making quite a racket," a spokesman said.

He added that a sign had been put up to protect them from sparks and ash.

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