Scissor-tailed Flycatcher At The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to view and photograph the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. I start seeing them in March.

Scissor-tailed Flycatchers spend the winter in southern Mexico and Central America.

How I Got The Shot - Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

You can locate these birds just about anywhere on the refuge. I photographed this one on the left side of the road past the four corner intersection.

I had my camera resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup. I was using a Canon EOS 7D Mark II and a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/2500 of a second at f8 and the ISO at 800. White Balance was set on auto. I was using single point, continuous auto focus with evaluative metering.

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