Arctic warbler evading birdwatchers

Birdwatchers are gathering in South Tyneside hoping for a rare glimpse of an arctic warbler.

It has been spotted near Whitburn, thousands of miles off its migration route from North America to Southeast Asia.

The bird seems to be quite shy, however, and apart from the first sighting which tipped twitchers off, it has only been heard singing in the trees.

Many are still travelling miles to try and catch a glimpse.