By Tamar Lapin
February 28, 2018 | 2:11pm | Updated
Bird watchers are flocking to a small Alabama city this week to catch a glimpse of a cardinal with a one-in-a-million genetic mutation that causes its bright red feathers to be a striking shade of yellow.
Alabaster resident Charlie Stephenson first noticed the unusual feathered creature in her backyard bird feeder in late January and posted about it on Facebook.
“I thought ‘well there’s a bird I’ve never seen before,’” said Stephenson, who’s been birdwatching for decades, AL.com reported. “Then I realized it was a cardinal… and it was a yellow cardinal.”
The special bird is still around, stopping by the bird feeder at least once a day, Stephenson said.