daily deals

  • UK Support

    Feel free to call our friendly staff.

  • Best Price

    100% secure payment

  • special Products

    give the perfect gift

  • UK Free Shipping

    on all orders!

You haven't placed any content yet.

special Products

COLLECTABLE M&S ADULT (NOT SO) BRITISH BIRDS 500 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE

Condition: New

THIS M&S JIGSAW IS FAST BECOMING A COLLECTORS ITEM

THE RUN WAS WITHDRAWN AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE BECAUSE ALTHOUGH M&S ADVERTISED IT AS A BRITISH BIRD JIGSAW KEEN BIRDWATCHES SOON SPOTTED  THAT NOT ALL THE BIRDS WHERE BRITISH .   

SO FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET YOUR HANDS ON A TRUE COLLECTORS ITEM AS WELL AS A BEAUTIFUL JIGSAW
DO NOT DELAY BUY TODAY.   
500 PIECES       SIZE 48 X 34 CM    
MADE FROM 100% RECYCLED PUZZLE BOARD         

DAILY MAIL:

All in a flap! Marks and Spencer is mocked for its 500-piece 'British birds' jigsaw as nearly a QUARTER of its species are NOT British - including a blue jay, hummingbird and California quail

  • Completely sold out 500-piece puzzle dubbed the 'perfect Christmas gift for birdwatchers'
  • Bird experts pointed out up to 15 errors and several non-British species in puzzle
  • One illustration of 'great spotted woodpecker' show 'white-backed woodpecker'
  • Other birds featured can 'scarcely be considered British' as they're not native

Marks and Spencer has been ridiculed on social media for its 500-piece 'British birds' jigsaw which contains nearly a quarter of species that aren't actually British.

Billed as the 'ideal gift for bird watchers', experts claim to have spotted at least 15 mistakes in the £8 puzzle, which has sold out online.

Some of the birds featured that aren't found in the UK are the blue jay, hummingbird, piping plover, California quail and an Asian white-breasted water hen.

Others, including the glossy ibis, rose-breasted grosbeak and hoopoe, have been spotted in this country but are not native species and, according to an ornithologist, can 'scarely' be considered British.

The glaring errors were pointed out by bird enthusiasts on Twitter, with Alexander Lees, a senior lecturer in biodiversity at Manchester Metropolitan University and lab associate at Cornell Lab, which studies birds and other wildlife, calling it 'by far the most error-strewn piece of instant ornithological rubbish I have ever seen marketed'.

He added: 'Highlights include: Giant spotted Woodpecker is a mirror image of one of the Lesser-spotted Woodpeckers and both are White-backed Woodpeckers.'

Mr Lees questioned why some of Britain's best-known species, such as the blackbird, wood pigeon, red kites, barn owls and buzzards, were missed off the jigsaw.

Finley Hutchinson, a volunteer at RSPB Hazeley Heath, tweeted: 'This is absolutely brilliant - I can see why it's sold out. Among the "British Birds": Glossy Ibis, Night Heron, Albatross, Oriole (definitely not golden though), Grosbeak, Blue Jay, Waterhen, Hummingbird, GIANT Spotted Woodpecker.'



£6.75

M&S

Toys & Games:Jigsaws & Puzzles:Jigsaws

145 In Stock


Condition: New

THIS M&S JIGSAW IS FAST BECOMING A COLLECTORS ITEM

THE RUN WAS WITHDRAWN AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE BECAUSE ALTHOUGH M&S ADVERTISED IT AS A BRITISH BIRD JIGSAW KEEN BIRDWATCHES SOON SPOTTED  THAT NOT ALL THE BIRDS WHERE BRITISH .   

SO FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET YOUR HANDS ON A TRUE COLLECTORS ITEM AS WELL AS A BEAUTIFUL JIGSAW
DO NOT DELAY BUY TODAY.   
500 PIECES       SIZE 48 X 34 CM    
MADE FROM 100% RECYCLED PUZZLE BOARD         

DAILY MAIL:

All in a flap! Marks and Spencer is mocked for its 500-piece 'British birds' jigsaw as nearly a QUARTER of its species are NOT British - including a blue jay, hummingbird and California quail

  • Completely sold out 500-piece puzzle dubbed the 'perfect Christmas gift for birdwatchers'
  • Bird experts pointed out up to 15 errors and several non-British species in puzzle
  • One illustration of 'great spotted woodpecker' show 'white-backed woodpecker'
  • Other birds featured can 'scarcely be considered British' as they're not native

Marks and Spencer has been ridiculed on social media for its 500-piece 'British birds' jigsaw which contains nearly a quarter of species that aren't actually British.

Billed as the 'ideal gift for bird watchers', experts claim to have spotted at least 15 mistakes in the £8 puzzle, which has sold out online.

Some of the birds featured that aren't found in the UK are the blue jay, hummingbird, piping plover, California quail and an Asian white-breasted water hen.

Others, including the glossy ibis, rose-breasted grosbeak and hoopoe, have been spotted in this country but are not native species and, according to an ornithologist, can 'scarely' be considered British.

The glaring errors were pointed out by bird enthusiasts on Twitter, with Alexander Lees, a senior lecturer in biodiversity at Manchester Metropolitan University and lab associate at Cornell Lab, which studies birds and other wildlife, calling it 'by far the most error-strewn piece of instant ornithological rubbish I have ever seen marketed'.

He added: 'Highlights include: Giant spotted Woodpecker is a mirror image of one of the Lesser-spotted Woodpeckers and both are White-backed Woodpeckers.'

Mr Lees questioned why some of Britain's best-known species, such as the blackbird, wood pigeon, red kites, barn owls and buzzards, were missed off the jigsaw.

Finley Hutchinson, a volunteer at RSPB Hazeley Heath, tweeted: 'This is absolutely brilliant - I can see why it's sold out. Among the "British Birds": Glossy Ibis, Night Heron, Albatross, Oriole (definitely not golden though), Grosbeak, Blue Jay, Waterhen, Hummingbird, GIANT Spotted Woodpecker.'