On the hunt for herons in Beacon Hill Park

Victoria nesting grounds a popular site for birdwatchers, shutterbugs

Photographer Helga Hendricks waits to get a clear shot of herons nesting in a tree on Monday in Beacon Hill Park.

Photographer Helga Hendricks waits to get a clear shot of herons nesting in a tree on Monday in Beacon Hill Park.

Great blue herons, absent from Beacon Hill Park for the past few seasons, possibly due to an eagle population nearby, appear to be returning in greater numbers this year.

Their nests are the subject of great interest among birdwatchers and photographers alike.