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Photos of the day: September 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 September 2021 include photos of two forms of Steller’s Jay, an Atlantic Puffin, a wonderful snapshot of a Burrowing Owl, and more!

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

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck by horsepower735

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck by horsepower735

This Black-bellied Whistling-Duck was found recently near Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. It certainly was not camera shy! This photo was submitted to our Rarities Gallery by horsepower735.

The species is native from southern Texas and Arizona south to Argentina. In recent years, it has been turning up regularly in the central and eastern U.S., and this year, reports have come from as far north as central North Dakota and New Brunswick.


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