I did not see him this time. Have seen him at that location before.
They did not fill in the pond. They removed the old pathway at the north end of the island. This allows the flow to now go through that section and under the new brdge, becomming the main channel. Fish would have been able to just swim away.
Very little still water left for the LMB. Some may try to stay in the eddie at the south end of the island. I will be looking