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The great blue heron … one of North America’s largest birds

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Great blue heron, taking flight… These birds have a wingspan of up to six feet.

Photographing a great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is not an easy task. These big birds seem to smell danger and are quick to spread their wings and fly away.