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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.

Blue-winged Teal by Andy Raupp

Blue-winged Teal by Andy Raupp
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Andy Raupp photographed this drake Blue-winged Teal showing off its exquisite plumage at a local pond in Dundee, Illinois.

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