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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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