The yearly nesting has not been without tumult. Amazingly, Edwards says, nests weathered both Hurricane Isabel and Tropical Storm Gaston.
But there are those looking out for the finches. Worried that the wreath may be too precarious a place for fragile eggs, Edwards has moved the nest to a secure window ledge just a bit higher than where it was. Even her two dogs have "taken an interest in the nest" and watch out for it.
For now, Edwards is keeping her eye on the finches' comings and goings. "The dad is the red one, the mom is brown," she says. Time will tell which offspring will favor whom. "Currently they're in egg status, and hopefully, when I come in next week, they'll be baby birds," Edwards says happily. "They're definitely due to hatch very soon." Brandon Walters
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