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 second half of April 2022 include a portrait of a Cedar Waxwing, an adult King Penguin feeding its young, an extraordinary image of Calliope Hummingbirds, and a late-April encounter with Rough-legged Hawks in northern Minnesota. Enjoy!
Edwin Bowe took this photo of a Nanday Parakeet (AKA Black-hooded Parakeet) in Sarasota County, Florida. The species is one of several non-native parrots living in the wild in the U.S.