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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.

Pied-billed Grebe by Edwin Bowe

Pied-billed Grebe by Edwin Bowe

Edwin Bowe photographed this Pied-billed Grebe at “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. The black vertical band on the grebe’s bill is present only during breeding season. At other times, the bill is yellowish-brown.

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