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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 http://www.mercurynews.com/pets-animals 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