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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!

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Gila Woodpecker by Edwin Bowe

Gila Woodpecker by Edwin Bowe

Gila Woodpeckers have a heavily barred back and wings. Their heads and bellies are tan, and as indicated in this image, males have a red patch on the crown of the head. Edwin Bowe spotted this one at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

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