A rarely spotted albino jackdaw has been sighted at heritage gardens in Carmarthenshire.
The pure white visitor was snapped at the weekend by the head gardener at Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, who at first thought it was a dove.
The RSPB says albinism only occurs when a bird inherits the gene from both parents.
Survival rates for albino jackdaws, normally black, tend to be lower and so they are only rarely seen.
Head gardener Joseph Atkins at Aberglasney said: "I was quite taken aback by the pure white bird which at first I thought was a dove.
"When I realised that it was in fact an albino jackdaw I quickly took a picture on my mobile. I've certainly never seen one before."
The RSPB website states albinism describes birds in which "some or all of the normal pigmentation is missing".
It is most often inherited, but can be caused by other factors such as poor nutrition or shock.