Take a beak at this eye-catcher which taken up residence in the region.
Andrew Watson spotted the leucistic blackbird - which means it has white feathers because of a genetic disorder - in the garden of his Peterlee home.
I got some good pictures and spoke to a few twitchers and found out it was quite rare.Andrew Watson
The rare sight has been captured by Andrew on video, with the bird, believed to be a male because of its orange-yellow bill.
Software engineer and town councillor Andrew, 48, who lives with wife Colleen, 52, and is dad to Andrew, 22, and Victoria, 25, said: “They think it’s great, especially my daughter because she’s into wildlife.
“It was first seen about two weeks ago, and when I saw it I thought ‘What the hell is that?’
“I got some good pictures and spoke to a few twitchers and found out it was quite rare. “It’s just a young one I’m told and I’ve put it on some twitchers sites on Facebook and some have said they’ve never seen one as close up as that.
“It’s so different, I didn’t even realise it was a blackbird until I looked it up.
“It’s been eating everything we’ve put out for it.
“I’ve been told this is its first moult and it’ll get whiter each time it moults.”