Extremely rare bird caught on camera in Aylesbury village

An eagle eyed birdwatcher caught an extremely rare bird on camera today.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 12:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 12:54 pm
The Blackcap

Richard Stevenson took the snap of the rare bird near his home in Witchurch.

The blackcap is a distinctive greyish warbler, the male has a black cap, and the female a chestnut one.

Its delightful fluting song has earned it the name 'northern nightingale'.

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Although primarily a summer visitor birds from Germany and north-east Europe are increasingly spending the winter in the UK.

They are known to eat insects and berries.