We had a pretty fun morning at Wekiwa Springs State Park. My dad wanted to find Bachman’s Sparrows, I wanted Red-headed Woodpeckers, and we both wanted to find Short-tailed Hawks. We went home photographing two out of three. We found two Red-headed Woodpeckers, and one landed not too far from us and put on quite a display.
A couple Bachman’s Sparrows showed up right nearby, which was very convenient. One landed on a branch close to my father but far away from me, so my photos are pretty heavily cropped.
But we also had saw some other fun birds. In particular, a Yellow-throated Vireo and a Prairie Warbler.
And we didn’t just find birds. Other animals were also there just waiting to be photographed. A Zebra Swallowtail and a White-tailed Deer both made an appearance.
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.
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