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Four species of herons have been at Andrew Haydon Park lately: Great Blue Herons, Night Herons, Green Herons, and Great Egrets. Basically all the herons that occur in Ottawa except for the super-secretive bitterns! It's a photographer's dream. Of them, the big, bold Great Blues are by far the easiest to capture.

ETA: make that five species of herons at AHP! Browse over to Gillian's blog to read about her close encounter with a Least Bittern.

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It's difficult to see at this resolution, but he's got his sights on an egg-laying dragonfly. Great Blue Herons typically eat fish, but it's not unusual for them to take an occasional insect snack.

"Oh, are you having trouble fitting me in the frame? I'm sorry. Maybe you should go annoy someone else now."

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