OFFICE workers in Abingdon got a shock after a great tit decided to nest and lay eggs in their cigarette bin.

Debbie Survell, a sales worker at Nuffield Press in Nuffield Way, Abingdon, said the nest appeared last week and there were now five eggs in the ashtray.

She said: “People in the office think it is quite sweet. What bird wants to actually go in a cigarette box? It is going to smell.

“We wonder if it keeps coming back as they are having nicotine withdrawal.”

She added: “Everybody should be aware they nest in these places. We are lucky we saw it before anyone put a cigarette in there.”