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Herons, egrets and bitterns are sometimes referred to as ‘Waders’. They are predators who will hunt about anything they think they can swallow. Some, like the Great Blue Heron and the Great Egret, are stealth, or ambush hunters. Others, like the Snowy and Reddish Egrets, are active hunters and flush prey with their movement and capture these items as they scurry out of one hiding place in search of another.