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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.

Red-shouldered Hawk by Marilynne Strazzeri

Red-shouldered Hawk by Marilynne Strazzeri
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This Red-shouldered Hawk keeps a close eye out as it perches calmly and quietly among the grass at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach, Florida. Thank you to Marilynne Strazzeri for this submission to our U.S. & Canada Gallery.

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