Female Red-Winged Blackbird

An adult female Red-Winged Blackbird sits on a plant in the Raymond Pool section of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Smyrna, Delaware on Tuesday 4-16-2013.  For information on visiting Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, see their web site at: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook/

Shot with the Nikon D7000 and Sigma 50-500mm lens @ 500mm.  Manual exposure mode F6.3, 1/200th of a second shutter speed, ISO 140, spot metering.  Handheld while sitting in my car stopped on the wildlife drive.