Extremely rare bird caught on camera in Aylesbury village

An eagle eyed birdwatcher caught an extremely rare bird on camera today.
The BlackcapThe Blackcap
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'.

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.