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Photos of the day: July 1-15, 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 first half of July 2021 included an amazing photo of a Red-shouldered Hawk, a rare sighting of Piping Plovers, a fantastic portrait of an Allen’s Hummingbird, and more!

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

Summer Tanager by Cassie Dahl

Summer Tanager by Cassie Dahl
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Immature male Summer Tanagers (like the one seen here) replace their yellow feathers with red ones as they molt into adult plumage. Cassie Dahl photographed this one in northwest Illinois.

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