I stood at the site in my favourite places.
To reach the first place I passed the "gate" and noticed a portaloo and generator driven light set. This would seem to be the first institutional intervention/deposit on site in many years.
At the first sit spot I noticed a pump start and heard the rush of water. It was clear to me the site was, and is, being pumped........Our lovely Wasteland lake is withering.
At the second sit spot (where I recorded the approaching man) I counted the birds once again.
1 Plover (the other must have been hidden)
1 mother duck with 10 ducklings.
The "approaching man" was impressed by the ducklings I had spotted.
And all the while our lovely Wasteland lake is withering.