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Photos of the day: October 16-31, 2021

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 22,000 pictures in our Reader GalleriesOur selections from the second half of October 2021 include photos of a hungry Belted Kingfisher, a close-up of a Mourning Dove, an unusually colored Baltimore Oriole, and more!

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

Black-capped Chickadee by Dave Jacobs

Black-capped Chickadee by Dave Jacobs

This Black-capped Chickadee was excavating its nest cavity in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photographer Dave Jacobs says, "It was so intent on its work that it seemed oblivious to me and allowed me to photograph at close range for several minutes."

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