Rowing on Wed 29th May

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Rowing on Wed 29th May

Rachel
Is anyone planning to row on Wed? I haven't been able to make any of this weekend's outings and am getting withdrawal symptoms :-) The weather doesn't look too bad.
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Damian Grounds
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Re: Rowing on Wed 29th May

Chris Partridge
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Who, me?
I'd forgotten to check the rota - thanks for the nudge.
The rota is now on the rowing calendar and the outline of the procedure in a document called 'Midweek Rows' in the 'useful stuff' section of the website.
Now, what to do on this week? I'll put the kettle on and have a think....
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Re: Rowing on Wed 29th May

Chris Partridge
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OK here's the plan.
Wednesday looks like the best bet, with the weather forecast showing white cloud and light NW breezes. High tide is 1548.
So I suggest we meet at 13.30 and go for a row round the Langstone Harbour Islands, stopping at the landing area for tea. Please bring a flask with whatever you like to drink at teatime in it - my dearladywife has just bought me a swanky new flask so I will be testing that out. If anyone wants to bring cake that will be an added bonus.
Back by approx 17.00.
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Re: Rowing on Wed 29th May

Geoff Shilling
I'm up for it. As long as we land on the correct spot ok. Geoff
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Re: Rowing on Wed 29th May

nigel
In reply to this post by Rachel
My post to all (unusual for me, as I normally limit replies to only the person needing the info...) was to cover any who might want to row, but were unable/unwilling to read all the threads on the forum. Since that reply I've had an up to date report re the bird situation, and it reinforces what was said in that general email. I reproduce the report below -it will be interesting to see how much it is viewed.

<<The gull hatch is now in full swing at the Hayling Oysterbeds with plenty of black-headed gull chicks to see and, for the first time at this site, a few Mediterranean gull chicks are a feature. Given that there are many broods of two or three chicks, most of the gulls seem to have gotten into good breeding condition despite the unseasonal weather this spring.
Some common terns have finally managed to find nesting space on the lagoon islands, but they are mostly in close proximity to nesting gulls (not surprising, since there are 1149 black-headed gull nests!).
Little terns continue to show interest in the shingle recharge at the western end of the “North West Bund” and, hopefully, three or four pairs might nest there soon. Yesterday, a few lucky visitors were delighted to see a little tern fishing in the south east corner of the lagoon, just a few metres from the viewpoint by the bramble bush.
The nesting gulls have been readily successful in fending off the great and lesser black-backed gulls  that have tried to grab chicks, but at least one Mediterranean adult gull is regularly eating small black-headed gull chicks (the black-headed gulls still do not recognise Meds as predators). Such behaviour by Med gulls does not bode well for good productivity for any nesting common or little terns.
As yet, none of the three pairs of ‘lagoon’ oystercatchers has started nesting.
The annual nest count on the harbour islands took place on 22 May, when 179 Mediterranean gull nests and c3350 black-headed gull nests were counted. It seems that the tern species are starting very late this year (only 6 Sandwich tern nests and singles of common and little tern nests).  >>
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Re: Rowing on Wed 29th May

Frances
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I'd like to come on Wednesday's row. See you at Mill at 13.30. Thanks for organising this one.
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Re: Rowing on Wed 29th May

Rachel
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Sounds good count me in too please, see you at the Mill at 13.30
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Re: Rowing on Wed 29th May

Marilyn Rogers
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Hello, I would like to row tomorrow 29th,see you all at 1.30 at the mill,
Marilyn
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Re: Rowing on Wed 29th May

Chris Partridge
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I think you have a valid point. We will discuss the destination when we meet.