Can you guess what this is? Plus last week's answer and winner!
February 7, 2022
Monday Nature Mystery
We are pleased to announce the winner of our Monday Nature Mystery, Gregory Luce! 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 Gregory Luce for correctly identifying the female Ruddy Duck. According to All About Birds ([link removed]) , Ruddy Ducks lay big, white, pebbly-textured eggs—the largest of all duck eggs relative to body size. Fossils of this duck species have been found in Virginia from 11,000 years ago!
Last Week's mystery: Female Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis). Photo: Mick Thompson
Each Monday we’ll post a new photo and identify the previous week’s winner. They’ll receive an ASNV hat or tote bag.
Here is this week's mystery:
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]) .
Photo: Daniel Irons
Who is this? Post your guess (please list both common name and Latin name) on our Facebook page @AudubonVA ([link removed]) under this week's Monday Nature Mystery.
-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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