Two areas in Norfolk have been named among the best places to spot wildlife in the UK.

Data, compiled by Milets, showed the number of occurrences of wildlife in each local authority. 

Coming in at number five on the list was Breckland with 14,972 recorded per 10,000 population.

The area has a distinctly warm microclimate and vast heath making it a hot spot for a huge range of wildlife.

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At number three was King's Lynn and West Norfolk, which is home to RSPB Snettisham and Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, with 16,823 sightings per 10,000 population.

The area has a large number of designated wildlife-protected sites that are easily accessible, with a particular abundance of goldfinches.

Topping the list was the Scottish Highlands and blackbirds were the most common sightings in the UK.

Last year BBC Wildlife magazine named Blakeney Point, the Norfolk Broads and Foxley Wood near Reepham as some of the country's most loved wildlife spots.