I photographed this male Red-winged Blackbird at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

A Male Red-winged Blackbird
A Male Red-winged Blackbird

It’s widely believed that the Red-winged Blackbird is North America’s most abundant land bird. Bird-counting data suggest that there are around a million bird flocks in North America. It is also among the world’s best-studied wild bird species.

How I Got The Photo:

This Bird was near the first section of the auto tour road when you enter this refuge.

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

Gear Used:

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


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 23, 2021 (9:28 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/3205
  • ISO: 2500 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continues Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm
  • Processed With Luminar

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