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Photos of the day, August 16-31, 2020

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from more than 20,000 photos in our Reader Galleries. The images we selected in the second half of August 2020 include a Chipping Sparrow at a bird bath, a Great Egret during breeding season, and a Sooty Grouse among the wildflowers.

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

Great Egret by Linn Smith

Great Egret by Linn Smith
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During the breeding season, Great Egrets grow long plumes called aigrettes, and a patch of skin on their face turns green. Linn Smith added this photo to our galleries.

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