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Photos of the day: April 16-30, 2022

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 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! 

Cattle Egret by Marilynne Strazzeri

Cattle Egret by Marilynne Strazzeri

Cattle Egrets are native to Africa but somehow made their way to South America in the 1870s and later spread to the U.S. by the 1950s, according to

Marilynne Strazzeri photographed this one at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida.

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