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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-crowned Night-Heron by ikfong

Black-crowned Night-Heron by ikfong

Often seen in Taiwan by creeks and ponds, the Black-crowned Night-Heron is very good at fishing. Birdwatcher ikfong, who submitted this photo to our World Gallery, overheard a bystander once ask, “Is that a penguin?” Since then it’s received a funny nickname: Taiwanese penguin.


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