Any thoughts that Inert had abandoned infill round the land mass, have been proven incorrect; for the time being. The bulldozer was back on the north east shore of the land mass, pushing spoil into Cormorant lake (south).
There didn't seem to be many lorries about, when I visited on Wednesday morning. A couple of John Stacy tripped lorries and an unidentified grab loader. I figured I'd let Inert work on the infill for another week, before making a site visit to see how far they have got. It's looking promising for a completion this year.
Now it is possible that had been more lorries contracted to work during the week, and I happened to pick a quiet time to pay a visit. Plus, I only get a tiny snapshot of what Inert are up to, seeing as I spend about 20 minutes, one day a week on site.
Oh, the digger was working industriously away on the spoil heap next to the pump station. I wasn't around long enough to see if lorries were dropping loads for it.
There were some Lapwings nesting on what was Finch pond. I think some of the eggs hatched. An MGLG member said he thought he had seen one. Last week I spied a Lapwing that was considerably smaller than another pair on the site. What was stranger, was that the two larger birds kept close company with the smaller bird.
I am wondering if the smaller bird was a hatchling that had fledged and was ready to fly. Five to six weeks is how long it takes, from hatching. This would kind of fit in with an early hatching. In any case, there was no sign of any Lapwings, this week. I hope the hatchlings made it. There are quite a few foxes, badger and mink around. Not to mention the Carrion crows, Jackdaws, Kestrel, Buzzards, etc. Also, sadly, a section of fencing has collapsed, allowing dogs easy access to what was Finch pond. The footpath is popular with dog walkers, and so few of them have any control whatsoever of their dogs.
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