The bird hide at Les Mielles is set for a make-over. A group of Ashburton volunteers are heading down to St Ouen to rebuild the National Trust for Jersey site on Friday 15th June.
The afternoon’s task involves knocking down the 18 year old viewpoint and replacing it with a more modern one. This natural beauty spot, opposite Kempt Tower, is home to many types of birds and is a popular spot for keen birdwatchers.
This Ashburton initiative supports the National Trust’s continuing efforts to give people the opportunity to discover and enjoy the rich bird life to the found at St Ouen’s Pond and Les Mielles. The structure will be rebuilt to blend into the surroundings and the work will be overseen by the lands manager, to ensure minimal disturbance to the birds and their habitat. When finished, it will provide a wonderful spot from which to view the Marsh Harriers feeding and roosting.
This year’s National Trust for Jersey Sunset Concerts, supported by Ashburton, are another opportunity to raise money for the Coastline Campaign where a small parking charge of £5 per car will be collected more specifically for this year’s “Birds on the Edge” project.
The concerts, as always, will be free, and take place at Grantez, St Ouen, on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June.