Birds sometimes build nests in places that seem to defy all reason.
If you've seen one recently in an odd spot -- a drain pipe, atop a light pole or even on the ground -- the Connecticut Audubon Society says it wants you to grab a camera and enter its Wacky Nest Quest photo contest.
Winners will be selected in two age categories, children 2 and under and adults.
Winners will receive prizes
during a reception this summer and be featured on the organization's website,
the society said in a news release.
Entries are being accepted through June 1. Digital images may be emailed, and prints may be mailed. Entries are limited to one photo per person, and there is a $5 entry fee.
Audubon outlined these rules:
Digital images in any format may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "WNQ" in the subject field.
Prints may be mailed to WNQ c/o Connecticut Audubon Society, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield CT 06824.
All entries must include the entrant's name, address, phone number and the location of the nest and date the photo was taken.
All entries must be received by June 1.
Mail-in entries should include payment by cash or check payable to Connecticut Audubon Society. Aububon staff will contact email entrants for payment, the society said.
The Aubudon Society cautioned entrants not to disturb nests, eggs or birds while photographing nests.
For more information, visit www.ctaudubon.org