Here’s one in the eye for Johnny European. The British great tit is more endowed in the beak department than its European counterpart – for the future to be referred to amongst bird watchers as the EU lesser great tit.
Apparently, the good old British tradition of bird feeders in gardens has led to UK great tits beaks growing a massive 0.3mm longer than their European cousins. This has led to a growth in number of great tits in the UK; while a rise in therapy counselling amongst European great tits has been reported.
“This could lead to an outbreak of beak envy amongst European great tits if the UK great tit is allowed to flaunt its superior beak endowment”, commented a spokesperson from the EU in Brussels.
That other great British tit, Nigel Farage, has yet to comment on this great news surrounding great tits in the UK.