We are pleased to announce the winner of our Monday Nature Mystery, Guy Foulks. (Please email your snail mail address and preference for a hat or tote bag to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) ).
Congratulations to Guy for identifying the Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda). According to All About Birds ([link removed]) , the elegant, enigmatic Upland Sandpiper paces across grassland habitats like a tiny, short-billed curlew throughout the year. It’s in our prairies, pastures, and croplands in summer, and South American grasslands in winter. Unlike most other North American shorebirds it avoids wetlands, instead hunting grasshoppers and other insects with jerky steps and quick jabs at prey. Male Upland Sandpipers often perch on fence posts early in the breeding season and perform memorable flight songs over their territories, often joined by their mates.
Last Week's Mystery: Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) Photo: Deborah Drain/Audubon Photography Awards
Each Monday we’ll post a new photo and identify the previous week’s winner. They’ll receive an ASNV hat or tote bag.
Be sure to post your answer on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under the Monday Mystery post...do not reply to this email with your guess! We only accept entries from our Facebook page, not via email.
Please remember to write the common name, being mindful of hyphens, uppercase and lowercase letters and always include the Latin name in parentheses. To learn more about bird names click here ([link removed]) .
Who is this? Photo: Mason Maron/Audubon Photography Awards
This week’s Mystery: Who is this?
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