It separates the wheat from the chaf

Amazing: I had never really thought about it before, but could this be where the Chaffinch gets its name from? The Chaffinch is the most colourful of all the finches in Britain and apparently our second most common breeding bird. Not that I’ve seen one for ages. Usually it can be see around woodlands, in hedgerows, fields and parks. It just dawned on me whilst reading the comments of anonymous under one of my posts that perhaps it is called this because it obtains its food from chaf. Could there be any truth in this or is this just another of my baseless theories? RSVP

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