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Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest: Still time to enter!

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 5:43 am in Bird Nest Contest, Birds.

Screech owl nest

Wildest Bird Nests!

Guess what, everyone? There’s still time to enter (one more week) my fourth annual Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest!

Do you have a bird nest (or nests) in your yard? Grab your camera, take a photo and enter it!

Hummingbird nest

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

*** Great Prizes: Fancy bird feeders, birdseed for your feeders, bird books and more, donated by Wild Birds Unlimited, 692 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill; Wild Birds Unlimited, 7182 Regional St., Dublin; and East Bay Nature, 1270A Newell Ave., Walnut Creek.

*** Grand Prize: A one-year Family Membership to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, will be awarded to the Most Wonderful Nest of All (more on this later).

*** Rules: Nest must be on your property in the Bay Area. Two ways to enter:
1. E-mail your name, address, phone number, nest category, a written description of nest, along with your nest photo (JPEGs only) to Do not touch or send the actual nest!

2. I prefer e-mailed JPEGs, but if you’re not a computer person, 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 The Times, P.O. Box 8099, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-8099. Pictures should newspaper-worthy, printed on photo paper.

*** Extra: Photos of winning nests will appear in a story about the contest winners after the contest ends.

*** Speaking of nests: Please don’t frighten the birds when you take pictures.

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

*** Judges: Gary Bogue; Newman The Cat Bogue (he promised to do the dinner dishes for a month if I let him do this); Diana Granados, Native Bird Connections; Marty Buxton, collections manager, Lindsay Wildlife Museum; Mike Williams, vice-president, Mount Diablo Audubon Society.

Let the contest begin! /Gary

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