I was driving the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I spotted this Barred Owl hunting a roadside ditch. The ditch was full of water, so I’m guessing it was catching Crayfish. I have seen and photographed Barred Owls with Crayfish during this time of year.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Barred Owl

This Owl was low in the tree and was eye level. I parked in the road and got a few quick photos before it flew away.

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 25, 2021 (06:34 A. M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/240 (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 6400
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Multi
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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