This morning I went out to Lake Apopka. A friend of my told me that he’d found several interesting flycatchers there: Brown-crested, Ash-throated and Least Flycatcher. I had to borrow my daughter’s bike to get out there in time to see the birds and get back in time. I must have looked pretty funny riding my daughter’s pastel blue bike with a basket on the front, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Anyway, it took me some time to find them. I made it to the spot, didn’t find them, rode to the end of the trail and came back, then looked for another 45 minutes. Finally I saw and heard the Brown-crested Flycatcher, followed shortly by the Ash-throated and Least Flycatchers. I only got presentable photos of the Brown-crested, but I’m not complaining.
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.