Another quick visit before work so wasn't expecting much. From the hide I was counting/scanning the Snipe and the next thing I knew a drake Mandarin was in view! Excellent, they're barely annual here although I've seen them maybe 8-10 times. Which is more than can be said for Leo who still hasn't seen one after more than 50 years birding at Brent! I wonder if he'll trade me both partridges for this morning's sighting?