Every day on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 22,000 pictures in our Reader Galleries. Our selections from the first half of April 2022 include a close-up of a Ruffed Grouse, four Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks soaking up the sun, and a male Painted Bunting at a feeder. Enjoy!
Sean Fischer spotted this Belted Kingfisher in the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in Hardeeville, South Carolina. Males of the species have only a blue breast band while females also have a rusty band on the belly.