A rather dramatic site visit on Wednesday.
Firstly, I noticed a digger working on the southeast shore of Manor lake. This would be the wide tracked digger that was in for repairs a few weeks ago. Inert use the wide tracked digger for working in water - which this one was doing.
I couldn't see what it was doing, due to the intervening mass of vegetation between us, but it appeared to be profiling the infill. A heavy earth mover was bringing it stuff to fill in the area where it was working.
The new, sadly filled in, Manor lake, calls for the odd bit of deeper water - pretty much like the new Finch pond complex.
Our bulldozer driver was also hard at work infilling, upfilling and profiling the new Manor lake.
I noticed boss man paying a visit.
Secondly, pump station mighty mound est mort. Yep, its gone, again. However, John Stacey lorries were still trucking stuff in. This time a whole load of sand.
A second digger was digging out the most northerly of the mounds built on the infill over the wet months of the year.
Thirdly, Inert appear to be preparing for the installation of a sluice gate in the banking around the main reed beds. To do this they appear to have blocked off the hole they left in the banking earlier in the year. They have cut another hole in the banking where a wooden stake had been inserted some months ago.
This is rather naughty, as there are some ground breeding birds still breeding in this area, which is one reason I stay off this part of the works. Visiting the current infill area of Manor lake is fine, as nothing is breeding there.
Well, it is still nice to see huge amounts of progress taking place.
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