A RARE bird has been spotted by a St Asaph photographer.
Nathaniel Ramanaden was visiting one of Denbighshire's pebbled beaches when he spotted a small bird known as a snow bunting.
The 75-year-old said: “I have a few serious photographer friends who give me information when they spot something of interest anywhere in the North West and I do the same for them if I am first in the field.
“One of my friends contacted me on the day and told me where the bird was and where to find it within that place.
“So I quickly drove to the beach and scoured the area but it was very difficult to find as it is about the size of a sparrow or blue tit.
“The bird merges very well with the pebbles and sand, so it’s hard to spot unless you know what you're looking for, luckily I carry binoculars to help find the birds.”
According to the RSPB the snow bunting is a large bunting with a striking snowy plumage that breeds globally in places such as Scandinavia and Alaska and migrates further south in winter.