I target birds because I like taking their pictures. They are a challenge, and I like challenges. I used to shoot birds, I did it once and then felt bad afterwards.
Smith began watching a pair of Bald Eagles nesting near him in Florida. They raised their young, and once they fledged he didn't have anything else to do so started to look around and finding other birds he hasn't seen. Starting with Blue Jays and Cardinald as a kid, Smith is now seeing exotic birds like the Cuban Vireo, a first North American record! (Pending acceptance by records committees)