November is a great time to see large flocks of Blackbirds at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I see a lot of Red-winged Blackbirds in my photo. I read that the Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbirds and Starlings could mix into these large flocks.

Large Flock Of Blackbirds
Large Flock Of Blackbirds

I was driving the auto tour road near the entrance to the refuge and these Blackbirds were in the road. I got out of my pickup and braced my camera and lens on the door frame of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: November 6, 2010
  • Aperture: f5.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 sec.
  • ISO: 800
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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