I was woken by a text from George. A Mandarin had dropped into Shibdon. A quick shower and I was able to get my second Gateshead tick of the year. Difficult to get a photo as it was perched among low branches on the main island.
The Ruff was showing well with a Redshank and a Dunlin.
A bonus on the way home from work was a Peregrine over Asda at the Metro Centre.