I couldn't park on Longwater road! Both 'parking' spaces were taken i.e. north and south gated area to Fleet Hill farm) were taken, while it is impossible to park in the entrance area to the south footpath of Manor farm due to recently installed bollard. I had to turn round and head for the Moor Green Lakes car park.
This actually proved most fortuitous, as I bagged a huge number of fantastic photos of wildlife. I posted a quantity on the RSPB community website community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/all-creatures/282081/odds-sods-2023#pifragment-4285=13, and will post more as the week progresses.
I had to approach Manor farm from the west, which gave me the opportunity to photograph the new channel (which plumbs Moor Green Lakes with Manor farm) and the west side of Manor lake.
I did not walk up to the bailey bridge, but stopped just west of the peninsular. I could see all I needed to see from there, which was that the infill of Manor lake proceeds slowly, and that Inert appear to be indulging in their favourite past time of building mounds of soil. I'm still baffled why they don't simply push the stuff straight into the lake.
A polite notice first: All photographs on this blog are owned by me and subject to copyright.