April, 2016 Edition
These are birds we have observed in and near our home in Madison County, Indiana. Most have been found in the city of Anderson along the banks of Killbuck Creek and White River, or in Shadyside Park, including the wetlands and the Shadyside Lakes. For a detailed, annotated map of the area see map and directions.
Our resident male Barred Owl, Calvin, sits secure in one of his daytime roosts. See Barred Owl, Calvin for more pictures of this expectant father.
A Northern Flicker is hunting for something in the ground. See Northern Flicker for more of this beautiful bird.
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This Great Blue Heron was in full breeding plumage when we found him in the Woodruff NWR in Florida in late February. See Woodruff Birds I for more birds that we found in the Woodruff Refuge.
This Limpkin was an unexpected find at Woodruff. See Woodruff Birds II for photos of this and other birds.
Past month's editions of Birds of Madison County may be viewed from the archive. They may be accessed by clicking on the appropriate month in the list below.
- December, 2015 Archive Great Horned Owls, Birds of the St. Johns River, Hooded Merganser, and Indiana Birds.
- September, 2015 Archive Orlando Wetlands Birds, Butterflies, Mute Swans, Peaks of Otter, Blue Ridge Deer, Orlando Wetlands Gators, Orlando Wetlands Flowers.
- July, 2015 Archive Jeff Timmons' Birds, Sandhill Cranes, Woodruff Flowers, Greg Tompkins' Birds, Glossy Ibis, Woodruff Birds, Indiana Birds.
- May, 2015 Archive Spring Wildflowers, March Birds, April Birds, Calvin Roosting, The Maple Tree's Story, Greg Tompkins' Birds, and Jeff Timmons' Birds.
- March, 2015 Archive Bald Eagles, Jeff Timmons' Birds, Feeder Birds, Greg Tompkins Birds, Ground Squirrel, Waterfowl.
- January, 2015 Archive Whistling Ducks, Indiana Birds, Greg's Birds, Red-shouldered Hawk, Chinese Goose, Barred Owl.
- November, 2014 Archive Equinox Trees, Great Egret, Swans and Wood Ducks, Calvin, the Barred Owl, Wetlands Sights, Eagle Creek Reservoir, Hooded Merganser, Fall Flowers.
- September, 2014 Archive Orlando (Florida) Wetlands including: alligators, White Ibis, and Glossy Ibis. Also Killbuck birds, Greg's Birds, and a Great Egret.
- July, 2014 Archive Indiana Birds, Birds from Woodruff NWR, Canada Geese, and Mallard Ducks.
- June, 2014 Archive Goslings, Greg's Birds, Calvin the Owl, Canada Geese, Baltimore Orioles, Migrating Birds.
- May, 2014 Archive Calvin the Barred Owl, Spring Birds, Great Egret, Sandhill Crane nest, Florida Birds, Woodruff NWR Flowers.
- March, 2014 Archive Cardinals in Snow, Winter Birds, Pileated Woodpeckers, Greg's Birds, and Varmints.
- January, 2014 Archive Waterfowl, White Tailed Deer, Fall Trees, Mallard Ducks, Black Fox Squirrel, Contributed Photos.
- Barred Owl Family History History of the Killbuck Owls in Pictures, 1999 - 2009
- Owl Archive Memorial edition for "Junior" the Shadyside Barred Owl.
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Tom and Jean Harbron
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