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Bird Nests: 4th Annual Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest

By Gary Bogue
Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 7:25 am in Bird Nest Contest, Bird nests, Birds, wild birds.

Hummingbird nest and hummingbird with egg
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It’s time once again for the 4th Annual Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest!

Categories: 1. Most Unusual Nest Building Materials. 2. Flimsiest Nest. 3. Weirdest Nest Location. 4. Most Unique Bird. 5. Most Artistic Nest.

NOTE: A Grand Prize will be awarded for the Most Wonderful Nest of All. (More on this later.)

Screech owl in nest box
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Prizes: Great Prizes for contest category winners: Fancy new feeders, fancy birdseed, bird books and more.

Rules: Nest must be on your property in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are two ways to enter:

*** E-mail your name, address, phone number, nest category, a written description of the nest, along with your nest photo (JPEGs only) to gbogue@bayareanewsgroup.com. Do not send the actual nest!

*** I prefer e-mail, but if you can’t do e-mail, you can mail your name, address, phone number, nest category, a written description of nest and a photograph — do not send the actual nest! — to: Fourth Annual Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest, c/o Times, P.O. Box 8099, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-8099. Pictures should be newspaper-worthy, printed on photo paper.

Extra: Photos of winning nests will appear in a story I’ll be writing after the contest ends.

Speaking of nests: When taking photos, please don’t touch the nest … and don’t get too close and frighten the birds!

Deadline for entries: Entries must be received at the Times, 2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek, by 5 p.m. May 7

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