This section considers the rather strange area around the west shore of Manor lake.
It's all really confusing what Inert are up to around the west shore of Manor lake, particularly where it meets the southwest tip of the main reed beds. The structures don't quite marry up. I'm sure all will become clearer as the weeks progress.
One weird structure Inert have built is a short section of banking around the southwest corner of Manor lake. The profile starts off looking correct, until it swings to the east before curving sharply north. It should continue east. One possible explanation for this northward swing is that the banking is for traffic control. Lorries still have to get access to the banking that Inert are building along the south shore of the main reed bed. This logic does fall apart, somewhat, because lorries can still approach this construction area from the east.
This curved section of banking actually marks the spot of my mighty mound, which Inert were flattening and moving to Chandlers farm on Wednesday. I used to like this mound, even though it was a nightmare to get to when the area was flooded. It was surrounded by deep mud. Views from the top of the mound gave a wonderfully different perspective of the area, and was particularly brilliant for Bird In Flight shots. Birds fly the length of the reserve i.e. Fleet Hill farm, Manor farm and thence Moor Green Lakes.
Inert have removed a large amount of the banking they were working on during my Wednesday visit, though strangely, they have left the bulk of banking that runs alongside the south footpath. Inert do this a lot: work on a bit, stop, flit off to another part of the site, before returning days, months or years later to finish off the work they started.
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