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Photos of the day: February 1-15, 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 GalleriesOur selections from the first half of February 2022 include photos of a Black Vulture, a pair of Piping Plovers, a hungry Red-bellied Woodpecker, and more!

Common Redpoll by Ernie Mastroianni

Common Redpoll by Ernie Mastroianni

A Common Redpoll clings to a thin branch as it feeds in a birch tree next to Ernie Mastroianni's house in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Ernie took the photo from inside his family room in early January. The bird was one of about 10 redpolls that visited the tree.

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