You may notice a marked improvement in the quality of my photos. I traded in my Tamron 16-300mm lens for a Sigma 18-300mm lens. There was nothing wrong with the Tamron lens. It is just that the zoom ring on the Sigma and Tamron rotate in the opposite direction. I have a Sigma 150-600mm lens and was frustrated in having to remember which direction to twist the zoom ring.
The 18-300mm Sigma gives me sufficient range for wide angle and zoom shots of Manor farm. Thus I needn't use the Panasonic bridge camera - though it did give me an effective 1200mm zoom.
Anyway, enough boring stuff. On with the restoration. I popped by Manor farm on a bitterly cold Wednesday morning, and was quite surprised to see lorries on the land mass. There were at least two tipper lorries and one grab loader, plus a large, red tractor. No idea what that was doing.
I guess the frozen ground was solid enough for lorries to drive on the south vehicle path and reverse onto the land mass.
I did not pay a site visit on the weekend. Partly as it was still bitterly cold, and partly as I was a little lazy - not expecting Inert to do much over the remainder of the week. Famous last words.
I'm not sure what is going to happen when march comes along. There will probably be a lot of pressure from certain members of Moor Green Lakes group for restoration to cease for the breeding season. But honestly. There is so much disruption on Cormorant lakes north and south, I do not think anything will settle down for breeding. Far better to continue the infill of Cormorant lakes north and south, and leave Finch pond for any breeding - especially of the ground nesting birds. There is no cover for them on Cormorant lake infill due to the continued activity.
There is a precedence for this strategy. A couple of years ago, infill continued with Finch pond, leaving Cormorant lakes north and south for breeding.
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