I went to the park today and though the squirrels were mostly ninjas and did a great job of avoiding the camera (i.e. would start playing... then I lift the camera up and they vanish in mid air). I did find the herons (I think that's what they were) to be a little bit more friendly. The sun was setting and I was shooting with my crappy Tamron 70-300mm f/(to big) but found it pretty easy to get good exposures. (Click on pics for higher res) 1. this is a massive crop because I had be like forever long ways to not scare him. 2. This was the shy-er of the two birds 3. 4. 5. 6.