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Photos of the day: December 1-15, 2020

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from more than 20,000 pictures in our Reader Galleries. The shots we selected in the first half of December 2020 included a group of Wood Storks, a stunning portrait of a Painted Bunting, an Osprey after catching a fish, and more! 

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

Gila Woodpecker by Pamela Parker

Gila Woodpecker by Pamela Parker
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After excavating a hole in a cactus, Gila Woodpeckers have to wait several months before using it to let the inner pulp dry. Pamela Parker spotted this one at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona.

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