I was parked in front of a Mulberry Tree located at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This Red-tailed Hawk fledgling landed on a branch in front of me. A Raccoon was also in this Mulberry Tree, and it scared the Hawk away, but I did get several photos before this occurred.

Red-tailed Hawk In A Mulberry Tree
Red-tailed Hawk In A Mulberry Tree

How I Got The Shot: Hawk Fledgling In A Mulberry Tree

This refuge has lots of Mulberry Trees that produce fruit during this time of year which attract wildlife.

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

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5                            
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II 


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: May 28, 2021 (07:06 A. M.)
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • ISO: 3200
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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