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Enter Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest!

By Gary Bogue
Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 6:43 am in Bird Nest Contest, Birds.


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Hummingbird nesting on a chain. Photo by Kathleen Kennedy, Walnut Creek, CA

Bird nest contest

Guess what? It’s spring, and time for my Fifth Annual Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest.

Do you have a wild bird nest (or nests) somewhere in your yard? Grab your camera, take a photo and enter it in our contest. You may win a prize.

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

Prizes: Books that will be appreciated by anyone who enjoys birds.

Grand Prize: This special book will be awarded to the Most Wonderful Nest of All.

Rules: The nest in your photo must be on your property or where you live in the San Francisco, California, Bay Area.

Two ways to enter:

*** Submit high-resolution photos (400 KB or higher) to the bird nest album found at by April 18. Include your full name and city of residence and the nest category you are entering in the caption field.

*** Snail mail (no later than April 13) your name, address, phone number, nest category and a photograph (don’t send the actual nest!) to: Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest, c/o the Times, P.O. Box 8099, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-8099. Your pictures should be newspaper-worthy and printed on photo paper.

Deadline: All entries must be received at the Times,2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek, by 5 p.m. April 18.

NOTE: Winning photos will be published in a story I’ll write for in our Home & Garden section after the contest ends.

And a reminder: Please don’t frighten any birds when taking photos! Have fun! /Gary

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One Response to “Enter Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest!”

  1. Pam Evans Says:

    What’s happening with the contest?
    Some of my friends would like to vote on my photos
    Why is there no way to vote today?

    Could you post the rules on voting also?

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