The snow bunting has visited the garden a number of times
A birdwatcher from Cornwall has found what she believes is a rare bird in her back garden.
Janet Davies, from Helston, was hoping to see a snow-bunting during a holiday to Norway, but she returned home disappointed.
So she was amazed to see what she believes is a snow-bunting suddenly appear outside her home on Sunday.
Since then the bird, which she says was "very conspicuous", has returned on a number of occasions .
Ms Davies said: "I could see it was something very different because it was so white.
"As it fluttered around it was very conspicuous. I drew some pictures of it and then I went and got the bird book and had a look."
Several thousand snow-buntings visit the UK every winter and a small number breed in Scotland.
Earlier this week a snowy owl, also usually found in colder climes, was spotted in Zennor, near St Ives, Cornwall.