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We spent spring break visiting family and camping at Big Lagoon State Park in Florida.
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Big Lagoon is a beautiful park with lots of pine and white sand. Our campsite was in the middle of these pines.
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Lots of time was spent on the beach. Our granddaughter loves running in the white sand.
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One day the wind blew pretty hard drifting the sand like snow.
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Several blue herons have taken up residence on the beach looking for handouts from the fishermen.
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Waiting patiently for supper.
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They find their own fish in the lagoons.
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The brown pelicans also look for handouts from the fishermen.
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They look cartoonish when they are swallowing fish.
We had three osprey nests close to our campsite.
They must have been sitting on eggs because they switched off nesting duties about every two hours sometimes bringing in more nesting material.
This one flew straight at me.
Getting a photo of a bird as it starts to fly is sometimes hard but one trick to watch for is that right before a bird takes flight it poops.
This bald eagle came close to the osprey nest with it's catch. Both osprey left the nest and chased the eagle till it was out of sight.