I photographed this fluffy Eastern Kingbird this past April while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I read that birds fluff up in the cold to trap as much air in their feathers as possible. The more trapped air, the warmer the bird.
How I Got The Photo – Fluffy Eastern Kingbird
I was driving near the Tuff Boat Ramp when I saw this bird land on a small tree between the auto tour road and the river. I parked on the road with my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.
• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: April 30, 2020
• Aperture: f8.0
• Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec.
• ISO: 800
• Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 700 mm
• Lens: EF500mm f/4L IS USM with a Canon 1.4x III Extender
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Here is a photo I took of an Eastern Kingbird regurgitating a pellet: Eastern Kingbird Regurgitating Pellet