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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.

Great Blue Herons by Linn Smith

Great Blue Herons by Linn Smith

A Great Blue Heron chases another away from a foraging spot in shallow water. The birds stand about 4 feet tall and have a wingspan of 5.5-6.5 feet. Linn Smith shared the photo in our U.S. & Canada Gallery.


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