Photos of the day, September 16-30, 2020

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from more than 20,000 photos in our Reader Galleries. The shots we selected in the second half of September 2020 included a dazzling Summer Tanager, a camouflaged Eastern Screech-Owl, a fantastic photo of an American White Pelican in flight, and more! 

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Mallard by David Mundy

Mallard by David Mundy

Mallards shed their flight feathers at the end of the breeding season and molt into their eclipse plumage. David Mundy spotted this drake in its eclipse plumage near Millarville, Alberta.