Korntved-Rørkær Stien EN - Mountains, Plains and small Finches

Melt water plain & moraine mounds: The age difference between the two landscapes is about 100.000 years. The Weichsel Ice Age ended about 15-12.000 years ago. The so called main stationary line went east of today’s Tønder. The mounds (dark brown) originate from the Saale Ice Age which ended approx. 130.000 years ago. Tinglev Melt Water Plain, Jejsing Mound.
The Ice Age landscape The landscape here is melt water plain from the last ice age (Weichsel). The ice came from north and east and stopped at the so called main stationary line. In front of the ice, huge rivers and deltas of melting water formed. These ran westward between the moraine mounds – remains from the landscape of the previous ice age (Saale). By the meadows around the streams Grønå and Sønderå the largest melt water plain in Sønderjylland, Tinglev Hedeslette, runs flat to the west in the marsh near Tønder. East of Tønder lies the 10km long and narrow Jejsing moraine mound. The marked high point of the mound, Jejsing Bjerg, is clearly seen from here, just 2 km to the northeast. Despite the modest height of only 21 meters above sea level, the view from the ‘Bjerg’ (mountain) is magnificent.
Male common linnet. The male is reddish brown on the back and has a white border on the wing. During the breeding season the 2 red spots on the chest appears bright and clear. The female is self-coloured.
Finches in the open country The common linnet – a small finch – is a characteristic bird in the open landscape with live fences, scrubs and thicket. Especially in the spring and summer they are spotted in pairs. From being a common bird in the arable land, the number of common linnets has dropped. 40 years ago there were three times as many. The common linnet needs brackish fields with loads of different herbs and grasses.