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Photos of the day: December 1-15, 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 first half of December 2021 include photos of a family of Common Loons, competitive Anhingas, a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk, and more!

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

Phainopepla by John Frazier

Phainopepla by John Frazier

At Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona, this female Phainopepla uses a thorny perch. The Phainopepla is a member of the silky flycatcher family. John Frazier submitted this image to our U.S & Canada Gallery.

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