Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, contests and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Photos of the Day: August 1-15, 2021

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 20,000 pictures in our Reader GalleriesOur selections from the first two weeks of August 2021 included an amazing photo of American Goldfinches, a sighting of a juvenile Little Blue Heron, a fantastic photo of a pair of Trumpeter Swans, and more!

Visit our galleries to submit your photos and gain inspiration from the BirdWatching community.

Downy Woodpecker by Linda Wegs

Downy Woodpecker by Linda Wegs

After this Downy Woodpecker gathers a sunflower heart, it flies over and taps it against this dead tree and eats the crushed seed. Linda Wegs has observed this behavior for years at the same tree in her yard in Tinley Park, Illinois.

Read our newsletter!

Sign up for our free e-newsletter to receive news, photos of birds, attracting and ID tips, and more delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up for Free