This bird was with a large flock of Common Grackles, so I’m thinking it’s a young Common Grackle.

I photographed this Grackle at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Young Common Grackle
Young Common Grackle

How I Got The Photo:

I was hand-holding my camera and lens when I photographed this bird.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: September 11, 2021 (8:31 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 5000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Animal Eye Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm