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A pair of great white egrets wade around the shallow water of Lake Olmstead looking for their next meal.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
A pair of great white egrets wade around the shallow water of Lake Olmstead looking for their next meal.

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