Cait Hutchings

Cait Hutchings Funeral Arrangements

It is with great sadness that we learn of the sudden passing of Cait Hutchings, former CBWPS Board Member, a popular figure and well-known to many in Cornwall birding circles. Our best wishes are with her family and close friends at this time.

Cait’s funeral will take place on Monday 21st August at 11am at Penryn Methodist Church, followed by burial with Stuart and a wake to be held at the Thirsty Scholar pub, in West Street not far from the Methodist Church. 

Cait’s family wish there to be no black worn at the funeral; family flowers only please; and donations if desired to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Please note that there isn’t a huge amount of parking space in Penryn. The main central car park accessed from St Gluvias Street (left beside the Town Hall) gets pretty full. There is more parking further afield: one car park on Commercial Road behind Mill Autos; a few spaces on the quay; and if you’re lucky a few spaces along Commercial Road itself. I should think there’s little chance of getting a space in the tiny car park in Saracen Way, just beside the Church, and even if there are spaces there please leave them for family members.

I’m sure the funeral will be well attended, so please double up on cars whenever possible, and allow plenty of time in case you have to park at a distance from the Church.

It may make sense for those travelling from further afield to meet up at the petrol station end of Asda car park for car-sharing into Penryn itself. Non-residents parking may also be available in Penryn.

Monday 14th August 2017

Porthgwarra Cove seawatch (10:45-11:45): 2 Great Shearwater west, 4 Cory’s Shearwater west & 6 east, 3 Sooty Shearwater west & 1 east, 1 Storm Petrel west & 1 Bonxie east. (D Flumm) Porthgwarra (10:50-15:45): 26 Cory’s Shearwater, 44 Great Shearwater, 52 Sooty Shearwater, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrel, 4 Bonxie, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Greenshank over. (M Wallace) Also 5 Cory’s Shearwater, 13 Great Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater and 15 Sooty Shearwater between 18:13 & 18:57.

Scillonian III crossing: 4 Cory’s Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwater from this morning’s crossing.

Moushole: 3 Cory’s Shearwater, 13 Great Shearwater, 13 Balearic Shearwater, 23 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Storm Petrel between 19:10 & 20:55.

St John’s Lake: 2 Curlew, 4 Shelduck, c10 Oystercatcher, c50 Black-headed Gull, 2 Blackcap. (R Napp)

Blackcap – Rick Napp

Mount Hawke: 65 Starling perched on wires in pouring rain at 17:00. (RB & PC Girling)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Common Gull, 29 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel. Ryan’s Field: 31 Med Gull. (B Toms)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Mute Swan, 19 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 juv Garganey, 1 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Coot and 16 Moorhen on Longrock Pool. 2 juv Wheatear on the main marsh. (DK Parker)

Gannel Estuary: 8 Little Egret (7adult 1 juv), 1 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 43 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Sladesbridge: Green Sandpiper calling at dusk flying toward Wadebridge. (P Spong)

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