Jerry's Linn, Chirdon Burn

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    "18th January 2017 Jerry’s Linn is one of those places situated in the Wark Forest and on the Chirdon Burn not far from Bellingham. It’s about 3 miles from the nearest parking spot. We discovered this gem in 1992 and we always have the place to ourselves. It’s also one of several “favourite lunch spots”. Since our first visit the landscape has changed mainly due to tree harvesting. The debris that has been deposited at the base of the Linn started when the trees behind the Linn and to right were being felled. The other trees were felled after February 2009. The “lumberjacks” aren’t exactly tidy in their lumber work and have little regard where some of the timber might end up or what problems they might create. What amounts to vandalism is clearly evident at the base of the Linn and spoils the aesthetic impact and in my opinion is just as bad as finding a shopping trolley in an urban stream. Later on our walk on the 17th January we saw a flock of about 30 Crossbills which are only found in conifer forests since they feed on the seed in the cones and their bills are specially designed to wheedle the seeds out and are always a magnificent sight. The male is a vivid red and the female green but at this time of year their eclipse colours vary a great deal." Photo by Les Hull, 2011.
  • Owner

    Les Hull
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 11 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2011-12-12
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