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Female Chaffinch with moss in her beak

Female Chaffinch with moss in her beak

I watched this female chaffinch for quite some time and the moss in her beak appeared to be a signal for the male to mate. At one point he showed little interest although he was nearby and she actively spat it out, then went to collect ome more.