On a grey, overcast May day, I dragged myself down to the reserves. Admittedly, my main aim was to test drive my new Canon R7 mirrorless camera. WOW! Is all I can say.
Anyway, Inert were beavering away on Manor farm, continuing their slow infill of Manor lake. They appear to be filling in the inlet. There was one digger, nibbling away at the mighty pump station mound - which Inert spent ages building. One bulldozer was shoveling stuff into Manor lake, with the assistance of two heavy earth movers.
I think that one heavy earth mover was getting stuff from the mighty pump station mound, whilst the other was trundling over the baily bridge to pick up stuff from a mighty embankment, built on Chandlers farm. As I've often said, Inert love building mighty mounds and then knocking them down again.
Also, Inert like to test and hone the ability of their heavy earth mover drivers to reverse. Yep, that's what they were doing, reversing onto Manor lake infill. Now I walked on the infill last Friday. Even with all the rain we've had, I can tell you the ground was quite firm. Thus, with all that space available to them to manoeuvre (i.e. turn a semicircle), I am totally baffled as to why the lorries keep reversing long distances.
How long Inert dedicated to the infill of Manor lake is anyone's guess. They tend to flit all over the site, never actually completing a job. Well, that's not true. When they have a big push on, they work like billy-o, but mostly they flit around.
Oh, the pump was chugging away.
I photographed some Lapwing chicks. There were at least seven of them, among two families. There are more breeding pairs, but I didn't hang around to photograph them.
I hope Cemex get the downed fencing fixed. It's a large section of fence that's been pushed down, which allows dogs on to the site.
Shots of Lapwing and her chicks below. The Lapwing called her chicks to her to be brooded. There is always one that turns up late.
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