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Photos of the day: August 16-31, 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 second half of August 2021 included a snapshot of a Red-tailed Hawk, a Pink-footed Goose sighting, an adorable photo of a female Red-breasted Merganser with her ducklings, and more!

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

American Goldfinch by Sherri Merritt

American Goldfinch by Sherri Merritt

At a sunflower farm in Fowlerville, Michigan, Sheri Merritt saw an American Goldfinch resting on a sunflower. Since it was a yellow bird on a yellow flower, it took Sheri a moment to realize what she was looking at!

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