Yesterday morning I had to take my car to CarMax get the breaks fixed. I had an early morning meeting so I also had a little time to kill. So I dropped by the nearest birding hotspot I could find at Barber Park. It’s a pretty little park just west of rte 436 between rtes 528 and 408. I don’t think it’s a place I would make a point to visit again, but the park gave me some better photos of White-winged Doves and Eurasian Collared Doves. Neither of these birds technically belong here. White-winged Doves are a western bird, but they were introduced into south Florida years ago, and they’ve been steadily moving north ever since. Eurasian Collared Doves are European, but they were introduced into the Bahamas, and now they can be been found throughout the southern U.S.
Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.