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Photos of the day: December 16-31, 2021

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 22,000 pictures in our Reader GalleriesOur selections from the second half of December 2021 include photos of an Eared Grebe, a Snowy Owl, a Ladder-backed Woodpecker, and more!

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

Snowy Owl by Cathy Lange

Snowy Owl by Cathy Lange

The sighting of a Snowy Owl brings the true feeling of winter. The species frequents the south shores of Long Island, New York, where Cathy Lange was lucky enough to spot one flying across the blue sky.

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