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 June 2022 include a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron tending to its egg, in-flight images of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and an Indigo Bunting, and a stunning portrait of an Altamira Oriole. Enjoy!
Steve Rushing photographed this vibrant Indigo Bunting in mid-takeoff. Indigo Buntings are numerous, at the moment, but their populations are declining.