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Cute hummers in nest: Time to enter Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest!

Baby Anna’s hummingbirds in nest. Photo by Danny & Jeanne, Pleasant Hill, CA
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Isn’t this cute?

I’m running the above photo for two reasons. It’s cuter than heck … and to remind you that it’s time to enter Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest. Just scroll down and you’ll find out more about my fun contest … or click here if you’re REALLY in a hurry: http://www.ibabuzz.com/garybogue/2012/03/12/enter-garys-wildest-bird-nest-contest

Have fun! /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
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Enter Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest!

 

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

Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2012
Under: Bird Nest Contest, Birds | 1 Comment »

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

Screech owl nest
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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!
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Posted on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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Bird Nests: 4th Annual Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest

Bald eagle nest. Photo by Flickr user keithminer used under a Creative Commons License.
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Wildest Bird Nests!

Guess what, everyone? It’s time for my fourth annual Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest!

Do you have a bird nest (or nests) in your yard? OK, it may not be an eagle nest, but grab your camera, take a photo and enter it anyway!
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Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2010
Under: Bird Nest Contest, Bird nests, Birds, wild birds | 1 Comment »

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

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.)
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Posted on Monday, April 5th, 2010
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Bird Nests: Time for 4th Annual Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest!

Mourning dove and baby in nest. Photo by Ernie & Sandy Verdoes, Fremont, CA.
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It’s time 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:
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Posted on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
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Wildest Bird Nest Contest … great prizes!

Who’s got the weirdest and most artistic bird nests sitting in their Bay Area yard? Is it you?

It’s time for the 4th Annual Gary’s Wildest Bird Nest Contest and you’re all invited to search your yards and enter some wild and wonderful photographs of all the unique bird nests you find. Check all the nooks and crannies in your yard and around your house (or on your house!).
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Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2008
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