Photos of the day: April 16-30, 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 Galleries. Our selections from the second half of April 2021 included photos of a pair of King Penguins, a Northern Cardinal feeding his mate a seed, a portrait of a California Scrub-Jay, and more!

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Tree Swallow By Zena078

Tree Swallow By Zena078

Gallery member Zena078 shared this image of an adult swallow bringing food to chicks in a nest box in Littleton, Colorado. Note the little one with its head out of the crack above the main opening.