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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.

Prothonotary Warbler by Andy Raupp

Prothonotary Warbler by Andy Raupp

Prothonotary Warblers build nests in holes of trees created by other birds or in natural ones of standing dead trees.

Andy Raupp photographed this one returning to its nest with a caterpillar at Pine Island State Wildlife Area in Portage, Wisconsin.

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