Cormorant lake c'est mort. Vive la Cormorant lake. Part 6. South vehicle track and copse. 11th July 2022
There isn't a huge amount to be said about this stretch. Inert have returned to working along the south side of the site, along the copse.
What I couldn't see from the south footpath was the fact that Inert have created two vehicle tracks running from pump station mound to just before the copse. This allows two-way traffic! Yeah, finally.
In pursuit of their creation of the Finch pond complex, there has been some work, mainly odd bits of bulldozing, and some forming of spits and banks along the south side of the largest of the Finch pond complex.
They have also built some mounds or scrapes. There were always mounds in the pond, but Inert have built them up and shaped them. Two curious ones are long thing, east-west oriented mounds. I have seen this in another lake on the Fleet Hill part of the reserve.
On Friday evening, Inert were working late, and I noticed one of the diggers perched high on the biggest of the mounds. Although he wasn't active at the time, I can only assume he was building it up.
If these mounds to remain then it is good news as the birds love them. They only problem is to build in a mechanism to stop them eroding away.
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