From Audubon Society of Northern Virginia <[email protected]>
Subject Monday Nature Mystery
Date September 6, 2021 11:59 PM
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Can you guess what this is? Plus last week's answer and winner!

September 6, 2021

Monday Nature Mystery

We are pleased to announce the winner of our Monday Nature Mystery, Rebecca Bracken! Please email us your snail mail address and preference for a hat or tote bag to: [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Monday%20Nature%20Mystery%20Winner!)

Congratulations to Rebecca for correctly identifying the female Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea). Blue Grosbeaks are striking summer residents with their brilliant blue feathers and chestnut colored wings bars. We agree with All About Birds ([link removed]) that the cinnamon-colored females are just as lovely! They prefer shrubby habitat for nesting and in ideal conditions can raise two broods in a season.
Last Week's mystery: Blue Grosbeak, Photo: Dick Daniels , CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Each Monday we’ll post a new photo and identify the previous week’s winner. They’ll receive an ASNV hat or tote bag.

Click here ([link removed]) for this week’s audio mystery!

Be sure to post your answer on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under the Monday Mystery not reply to this email with your guess!

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]) .

Photo: JK Marlow

Do you know who makes this sound? Post your guess (please list both common name and Latin name) on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under Monday Nature Mystery.

Good luck!

-Audubon Society of Northern Virginia

Please note that all entries are date and time-stamped. We review each correct answer to see who commented first. If someone 'likes' your comment, it would move it up on the list, making it look like the first post. Winners are limited to one prize every 90 days.


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