After a frosty start to the first of May (!!!) we set off to the reserve at 14:00ish to see what Cemex et al were up to. Needless to say the lorries are still trundling, the bulldozer still dozing, and the diggers still demolishing the old roadway and feeding all sorts into the boulder sorter outer.
There didn't seem to be as many lorries today - I counted about ten - but regardless considerably more of the west side of Finch pond has been filled in. I reckon Cemex et al will soon start on the north embankment - unless the intention is to keep or landscape it i.e. give it a gentle slope for the bridle path.
Walking round the south footpath to Cormorant spit it became immediately obvious that Cemex have built a rather nice scrape. If they haven't then they have gone to a lot of trouble to landscape a nice pile of sand and gravel. All the evidence strongly suggests that they structure built on the north part of Cormorant spit is a scrape.
Not only has a scrape shaped lump been built, but the gap which was opened to let vehicles onto Cormorant spit has been closed off. The banking has been built up again thus prevent vehicles driving onto Cormorant spit.
There was a reasonable amount of wildlife around, all going about their business and ignoring the vehicles and personnel around them. I've only posted a few of the images I took. One set in particular I have not posted as I can't work out if it is a bird settled on the spit or is a bit of rubbish.
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