Red-winged Blackbird coming in

There were a lot of RWB’s flying in the yard today, basically knocking other birds out of the feeder. As I was sitting there watching a Red bellied woodpecker heading to the feeder, he suddenly veered away and I wondered what was going on. From a distance I saw this RWB coming straight at me so I lifted my lens and fired away.

Using BBF or back button focus I was able to track the bird almost all of the way in and was lucky to get this shot. Because the bird was pitch black, I had to open the shadows a bit in Lightroom and that was about it.

Camera: Canon 7d mkii. Lens: Canon 500 mm f/4. Shutter speed 1/2500, f/5.