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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!

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Roseate Spoonbill by Marian McSherry

Roseate Spoonbill by Marian McSherry

This Roseate Spoonbill has been at Edwin Forsythe NWR in New Jersey throughout August. It's one of many sightings of the species this summer in the eastern U.S. that are well north of the spoonbill's usual range on the southern coasts. Photo by Marian McSherry.

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