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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.

Varied Thrush by Douglas Harr

Varied Thrush by Douglas Harr

This female Varied Thrush visited Calkins Nature Area and Interpretative Center in north-central Iowa in late September. The bird's primary range is in the western U.S., Canada, & Alaska, but every fall, it fans out to the east, as far as the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Douglas Harr shared this photo in our Rarities Gallery.

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