This morning I saw a female House Sparrow feeding a male House Sparrow; presumably a "food gift" as part of a mating ritual. I had to blink and look again, as I thought my eyes were deceiving me! Pity I didn't have the camera at hand, as I'm sure no-one will believe me. I googled it and bizarrly found an account of a male copulating with a female (obviously!); the male holding a feather in his bill and the female holding a flower petal (how odd), but nothing of a female offering food gifts, as males do in exchange for mating. I've heard of liberation ladies, but this takes the biscuit :o) I'm baffled and I was sober, before anyone asks!