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Photos of the day: May 16-31, 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 May 2022 includes several species featured on the World Migratory Bird Day poster, a stunning image of a pair of Green Jays, and an out-of-range White-faced Ibis. Enjoy!

Ruddy Duck by Scott Yerges

Ruddy Duck by Scott Yerges

Ruddy Duck is one of 11 species featured on the 2022 World Migratory Bird Day poster. Scott Yerges took this photo of a male Ruddy in breeding plumage at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Washington state.

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