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Photos of the day: October 16-31, 2020

Every day on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from more than 20,000 pictures in our Reader Galleries. The shots we selected in the second half of October 2020 included a fantastic portrait of an Acorn Woodpecker, a Snowy Egret looking for food, a Short-eared Owl in flight, and more!

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

Ruby-crowned Kinglet by Marshall Faintich

Ruby-crowned Kinglet by Marshall Faintich
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Adult male Ruby-crowned Kinglets will raise their red crown feathers when excited. Marshall Faintich said this one would raise his crown feathers to keep another from foraging too close. He spotted the bird in Crozet, Virginia, four years ago.

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