Sara and her four best friends all enjoyed both their gardens and the flock of small birds that took up residence with them every year. Each of them kept bird feeders in their back yard, catering to a flurry of gold finches, cardinals, chickadees, and many other feathery species. They often spent lazy summer afternoons relaxing in the shade, watching the busy activity of the birds flitting to and fro. This spring, as the friends were busy preparing their gardens for a new growing season, each noted the arrival of their feathered friends. In conversation the following day, the five of them were quite surprised to discover that each of them had a pair of birds building a nest in the eaves of the roof for one of the structures around their homes, and of course, each nesting pair of birds was of a different species. Determine the full name of each friend, the type of birds building the nest, and where each nest was being built.
1. Lee, whose last name wasnít Ward, didnít have chickadees nesting in her yard. Aliceís birds werenít making their nest in the breezeway.
2. Sara Tremont didnít have a shed in her yard. The cardinals were not nesting in a gazebo.
3. The woman whose last name was Edwards had a pair of goldfinch making a nest in her yard, but not in the garage. The robins built their nest in the eaves of a front porch, but it wasnít Ms. Martinís front porch.
4. The sparrows were not making a nest in Saraís yard. Paulaís last name wasnít Martin.
5. Beth, whose last name wasnít Ward, didnít have sparrows nesting in her yard. The sparrows were nesting in the breezeway. Ms. Adams had birds making a nest in the garage.
6. The five friends are represented by Ms. Ward, the woman who had birds making a nest in the garage, the woman who had chickadees making a nest, Paula, and the woman who had birds making a nest in her breezeway.
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April 21, 2008