Rare albino ruby-throated hummingbird spotted in family's backyard

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Courtesy Jim Smallwood Courtesy Jim Smallwood

For a family in northeast Ohio, it was a neat sighting at the home. But for a birdwatcher, we're told its the equivalent of seeing a unicorn.

ABC affiliate KVUE reports Andrea Gutka has seen an albino hummingbird buzzing from flower to flower in her yard in Chardon Township. 

She said she's seen many normal colored ruby-throated hummingbirds this year and credits the Rose of Sharon shrub along her white picket fence and red patio furniture that seems to be attracting them. They also have a hummingbird feeder on their deck. 

The tiny white beauty has visited Gutka's yard four times this week. She recorded a short video on her phone, and her friend Jim Smallwood captured some incredible photos.

More at KVUE.com.