Ewing Bottoms & Muscatatuck NWR In Indiana

In the winter I try to visit the Ewing Bottoms and Muscatatuck Natrional Wildlife Refuge at least once. The bottoms is a fascinating area that is a stopover spot for sandhill cranes as they migrate north and south. This year there were around ninety some tundra swans as well. Not far away at muscatutuck I always hope to catch the otter. I got lucky again this visit. I always leave wanting more days to watch the action….

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8 Responses to Ewing Bottoms & Muscatatuck NWR In Indiana

  1. You certainly had beautiful light for shooting the crane photos in. It makes the birds even more beautiful.
    It’s nice to see the otters. I don’t see too many here!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      Yes, most of the time when I get to shoot them the light is awful. It is rare to see otter here at home, although we have them. The otter at that refuge are a little more used to people I think. It amazes me how quickly they catch fish. Eating one diving down and popping back up with another. Also that the smaller ponds they are located in have enough fish to sustain them Although they might travel from pond to pond I suspect.

  2. Becca says:

    I love the cranes and otters! Two species I have not personally seen in the wild. Wonderful photos!

    • Jim says:

      Becca,
      I don’t travel much but do to see the cranes we only get the rare high flyover here in western kentucky. We have otter here but rare to see them. Have had good luck seeing them at muscatatuck the few times I have been there. Interesting critters for sure. Thank You for the compliment and stopping by. I visit your site often, sounds like life has been good to you and your new husband. Sounds like a fine fellow. I am not very good at commenting.

  3. Sheila Hauck says:

    Jim – great shots – love the Cranes and Otters. Where exactly did you see the otters? Gorgeous!! Sheila

  4. Rachel Stultz says:

    Was is the GPS coordinates of the Ewing Bottoms in Jackson County Indiana?

    How far is it from Starve Hollow Lake ? or Vallonia, Indiana

    • Jim says:

      Rachel Stultz,
      I don’t know the GPS coordinates, don’t have a cell phone. The bottoms are about 15 miles west of Seymour nearest town is Brownstown. I think it is hwy 50. The little community of Ewing in north of hwy 50 and the farm fields where the sandhill stopover is on the other side of the river. Sorry I don’t pay a lot of attention to road names or use GPS. Really neat place to see the cranes, good luck…

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