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    Herons

    Here's some heron species I've spotted over the past summer:

    Great Egret, pretty common worldwide, but rare in Manitoba. They just started to breed here, as well as several other typically southern species.
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    A Black-crowned Night Heron stalking frogs on the lake shore. This particular bird was a nice sighting in the daytime, and he actually had a bit of a tussle with a great egret shortly after I took this picture.
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    And here's a big skittish Great Blue. This is the closest I could get to him, the pond is out in the open and he could see me a long way off!
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    nice we get the great blues and night herons here, not so much the great egrets, but we do get snowy egrets which are similar
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    Herons

    We did have a snowy in the very south of the province about two years ago, but they're extremely rare here. I like snowies, they look well dressed with those little yellow shoes
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    heh, yeah, I've only imaged them a few times but I always like finding them.
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    Herons make nice pictures if you can get close enough

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    yeah we get a good amount of GBH out here, but they're really fairly skittish most of the time, even when shooting from a car blind.
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    Ah, a blind is something I should get! That would be helpful!

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    just shooting from inside your car is the easiest and sometimes most effective. I have a blind and almost never use it unless I'm planning on hanging out in one spot for a significant amount of time.
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    Well, a lit of the places I go aren't accessible by car. Would it be too much to carry?

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    ah, yeah then a portable blind would be best in that case.

    there are a lot of them around and they vary in size, the one I have is a smaller one that collapses down. its still kindof bulky, but not prohibitively so. mine has shoulder straps on it so you can carry it like a backpack when it's collapsed. when setup it can fit a tripod/lens setup and a smaller camping chair in it (I use one of the tiny little 3 leg collapsible camping stools, but a larger chair could fit), and its tall enough to stand up in easily (its like 7' tall)

    I can't find the exact one I have anymore, it may have been discontinued or something, but this one is very similar:
    http://www.amazon.com/Ameristep-Outh...dp/B00BD4ZP6G/
    -Justin

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