At any time in the Summer, Fall, or Spring, it’s easy to find Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Gulls, White Egrets, and others looking to catch fish that cascade over the dams near Defiance and Grand Rapids, Ohio.
Take a look:
And everybody always finds enough to eat!
All Photos at this blog are from the Out-of-Camera personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg
When a Great Blue Heron’s instinct to fly off is obeyed, his wings literally appear to grow out from his body as they come unfurled before straightening completely to gain more lift.
The amazing, powerful-looking connection of bone structure to body and wing is apparent, here (ABOVE). Also visible are the stout, brownish-yellowish upper legs and the long, black skinny lower legs to which are attached stick-like feet that allow this bird to walk steadily in the water as he searches for fish.
Out-of-camera photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg
With warm weather still in vogue and bird feeders filled, opportunities are present for winged wonders to find some free seeds, like this hungry White-Breasted Nuthatch who cautiously checks his surroundings before zooming in for dinner.