Willow tit becomes Britain’s fastest declining resident bird, survey finds

Willow tit becomes Britain’s fastest declining resident bird, survey finds

Numbers of the diminutive tit, a subspecies unique to the UK, have plummeted by 94% since 1970

The willow tit has become Britain’s fastest declining resident bird, and one of half a dozen imperilled woodland species, according to the definitive survey of the country’s birds.

Numbers of the diminutive tit, a subspecies unique to the UK, have plummeted by 94% since 1970, and by a third since 2008.

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