Red-winged Blackbird Flock In Flight

Winter here at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma is a great time to see Red-winged Blackbird Flock In Flight. Several million birds, including Starlings and other Blackbird species, can congregate in winter flocks.

Red-winged Blackbird Flock In Flight Red-winged Blackbird Flock In Flight (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Gear Used:

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

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: December 14, 2022 (11:08 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 2500 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

Related Posts:

  1. A Large Flock Of Blackbirds

2023-01-14T03:34:57-06:00January 15, 2023|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Red-winged Blackbird Flock In Flight

A Perched Male Red-winged Blackbird

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

Technical:

  • 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

Related Posts:

  1. Red-winged Blackbird Territorial Display
  2. A Large Flock Of Blackbirds
2022-12-30T15:27:32-06:00August 4, 2021|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Perched Male Red-winged Blackbird

Birds In The Snow Here In Arkansas

Here are a few of my photos with birds in the snow. I make sure that I keep my bird feeder full of food for the birds during the winter. When it snows lots of birds will flock to my bird feeder. 

Harris’s Sparrow In Snow
Harris’s Sparrow In Snow – Arkansas
Fox Sparrow 2618-100131
Fox Sparrow In Snow – Arkansas
Red-winged Blackbird 2525-100131
Red-winged Blackbird In Snow – Arkansas
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Dark-eyed Junco In Snow – Arkansas

I had my camera and lens on a tripod while sitting in my yard near a bird feeder.

Gear:

  • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF500mm f/4L IS

Technical (For The First Photo):

  • Location: Lavaca (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: January 31, 2010 (12:10 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f4.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 500
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: +8/3
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

More Birds In My Yard:

  1. Red-breasted Nuthatch On A Log
  2. White-crowned Sparrow On A Post
2023-01-31T07:12:44-06:00February 16, 2021|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Birds In The Snow Here In Arkansas
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