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Wild Birds at Appalachian Amusement Center

We put up the first bird feeder in April of 2004. Soon we'll see the full variety of birds who visit the site. Here's a preliminary list of birds we know visit or live on the site. Check back to see the list grow as we make more sightings.

Blue Jay. Not yet spotted on site they certainly must be nearby, and will be seen now that we are feeding birds on site.

Buzzard. A group of 26 was seen on 3-3-04 getting lift at least 300 feet over the wind tunnel. To see pictures CLICK HERE !

Cardinal. Not yet spotted on site they certainly must be nearby, and will be seen now that we are feeding birds on site.

Carolina Chickadee. Not yet spotted on site they certainly must be nearby, and will be seen soon now that we are feeding birds on site.

Crows. There are many crows at AAC.. During construction a worker always left his leftover lunch in the same place and a crow would get it.

Duck. Before construction commenced, I saw three female Mallards where the VWT is now. Ducks and Geese frequently fly by. On 3-29-04 just before flying, three male mallards flew by and then circled back. They appeared to be thinking about landing on the net until they got very close. We think they had mistaken the blue net for a pond. A pair of Mallards are nesting on the site.

Eastern Bluebird. In April of 2004 we put out a Bluebird house. In June there were tiny blue eggs in a new nest. The mother has been sitting on the eggs.To see pictures CLICK HERE

Grackle. We think some live on site.

Hummingbirds. There are many hummingbirds at AAC.

Indigo Bunting. We think several live on site.

Killdeer. Killdeer laid eggs in our parking lot in 2003, but we think the crows got them.

Robin. There are many Robins on site.

Tufted Titmouse. Not yet spotted on site they certainly must be nearby, and will be seen when we start feeding birds on site.

 

 

 

The footprint in the background of this page was taken just in front of the entrance to the AAC building on 2-11-2001. It's about 6 inches long. Possibly from a turkey, stork, or heron. Can anyone positively identify this print ?

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