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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
These bird nest photographs were taken in the Inland Empire in CA.
While looking up some info on removing bird nests I came across some interesting Federal laws. Did you know that you cannot just remove most bird nests? I didn't so I “Googled” Bird Nests and come up with some interesting reading.
Many people do not know that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal to disturb the nest any native bird without a permit.
It is illegal to disturb an active nest, even if it is in an inconvenient location without a permit from the U.S. FWS and sometimes from the State also. Permits are seldom granted.
Typically there are state and sometimes county regulations in place as well.
The only birds not protected in the US; Sparrows, Pigeons, and Starlingsby state or federal law. However, local ordinances may protect these birds.
Be sure to check with local authorities before attempting control.Some birds' nests can be removed, but only if they are causing a threat to health and safety.
This cute little bird is hard to see but it makes its nest on the palm frawns.
If a bird’s nest is in immediate jeopardy, you can move the nest and put it into a box. Try to place it near the original location so the adult birds can find the nest and the eggs.
Close up the box but put a hole on the sides so the adult birds can enter the box. Make sure to protect the nests from predators.
I have a sparrow on my front porch and it comes at night and leaves early in the morning. Once in a while I see a flash when I open the front door. He did not build a nest there but just sleeps on the ledge. One day I will get lucky and get a photo. I will have to sneak up from the backyard.
I found this picture and it is so cute....
Inland Empire Homeowners, please call me for a Comprehensive Market Analysis to assist you with marketing your home for sale and getting the best price possible. Buyers, if you are planning to purchase real estate, let me assist you in finding the right home.Google me at Kristin Hamilton, Keller Williams Realty, Redlands, CA
I am a Southern California Realtor and have a wide variety of interests. First of all Real Estate is my real love and focus point but I do have hobbies. I am interested in photography; nature, landscaping, lunar and solar phases, but Birds are my favorites. I also enjoy scrapbooking, blogging, and traveling; beaches, deserts, and mountains. I am also involved in the community as I care about the Inland Empire and making it a better place to live.
I write this daily blog composed of nature, real estate news and interesting stories in Southern Califoria and other places across the United States.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.