I photographed this Eastern Phoebe at Minor’s Cove, which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

The Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) is a migratory bird species found in North America. It is known for its distinctive, hoarse “phoebe” call, and its migratory patterns, with some birds wintering as far south as Central America. Eastern Phoebes are also notable for their nesting habits, as they often build their nests on human-made structures such as bridges and buildings. They primarily feed on insects, making them valuable as insect control in gardens and agricultural areas.

Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 6, 2022 (06:57 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • ISO: 5000 (Auto)
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

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