A common sight around Missouri right now, as spring rolls in … a male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) singing and displaying his bright red wing patches:
This image was captured during my recent visit to Squaw Creek NWR, in northwest Missouri, but several of my rural neighbors have ponds and the Red-winged Blackbirds have been very active around my home, too.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 560mm
- Handheld, with IS “On”, from car window
- ISO 500
- Aperture f/8
- Shutter 1/250 sec.