Extremely rare yellow cardinal spotted in Alabama

A 'one in a million' yellow cardinal has been spotted in Shelby County, Alabama. 

Alabaster resident Charlie Stephenson first noticed the bird eating out of her backyard feeder in late January, and posted about it on Facebook. 

A friend, photographer Jeremy Black, saw the post and asked Stephenson if he could camp out in her back yard to try and get some pictures of the rare bird. 

'As soon as I saw it on her social media, I was kind of curious and I wanted to go explore and see if I could find it,' Black told AL.com. 

A rare yellow cardinal has been spotted in Shelby County, Alabama. The above picture was taken by professional photographer Jeremy Black

A rare yellow cardinal has been spotted in Shelby County, Alabama. The above picture was taken by professional photographer Jeremy Black

Black camped out in a friend's backyard for five hours to get his pictures of the rare yellow bird 

Black camped out in a friend's backyard for five hours to get his pictures of the rare yellow bird 

Stephenson invited Black over on February 19, and after waiting five hours, the photographer was able to snap pictures of the elusive bird. 

'I started out sitting in her backyard hoping that maybe I would see it. A

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