Wildlife By Jon Ivan-Duke

Britain's National Bird: Robin Reliant On Public Vote

Robin is the odds-on favourite with bookmakers William Hill for Britain’s National Bird which is building to a crescendo, with voting closing at midnight on May 7th. The British public can vote online for their preferred bird from a shortlist of 10.

William Hill price the Robin as a strong chance at 2/5 to land the title, while Barn Owl is second-favourite at 9/2. The shrewd money appears to have come for Blackbird, who is the best-backed feathered flyer over the past week at odds of 7/1.

“This might just be the most important vote you make all week,” chirped William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “It looked like Robin was winging its way to victory, but Barn Owl and Blackbird are flying in behind and could make a late swoop!”

Britain’s National Bird 2015: 2-5 Robin, 9-2 Barn Owl, 7-1 Blackbird, 8-1 Blue Tit, 10-1 Kingfisher, Mute Swan, Wren, 14-1 Hen Harrier, 20-1 Puffin, Red Kite

Vote At www.votenationalbird.com

Bet At http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/g/5467316/Winner.html