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Photos of the day: October 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 below from the first half of October 2021 include photos of Eastern Bluebirds, a close-up of a Gila Woodpecker, a dramatic group shot of Boat-tailed Grackles, and more!

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

Collared Owlet by Ikfong

Collared Owlet by Ikfong
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Despite being the smallest owl in Taiwan, the Collared Owlet is nothing short of a raptor. It’s diurnal, and often preys on other birds and reptiles close to its own size. Birdwatcher Ikfong submitted this photo to our World Gallery!

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