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
Every Spring, Summer, and Fall, flowers are placed in huge concrete containers at each end of both sides of the Napoleon bridge and in the designated circle in the “Veterans Park at the Bridge” located just off the Southwest side of the bridge.
Here are a few beautiful looks:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg
Great Blue Herons are one of several big birds that spent the Summer and Fall catching fish along the Maumee River near the bridge in Napoleon, Ohio.
I had several opportunities to shoot some close-ups of Great Blues (BELOW.)
It’s quite amazing that the Great Blue can appear rather grey, or bluish, in a standing position, but “morph” into a great creature whose front feathers feature white and are bordered in the back in magnificent deep purplish-blue while in flight.
These clever fellows used the fences to scurry to the nuts fallen on the ground and to return to their safe perches in the large trees between the wire yard fences and the white wooden race track fences at the fairgrounds.