How good a twitcher are you?
Identify the birds and answer the 20 questions.
1. Identify the bird?
In the nursery rhyme, who killed this bird?
2. Identify the bird?
This bird is believed to protect which London landmark and its valuable contents?
3. Identify the bird?
Which alcoholic beverage did it advertise?
4. Identify the bird?
Who is said to own all of these birds in the UK?
5. Identify the bird?
Danny Kaye had a hit in 1952 with which song about this bird, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen?
Singalong to the song. YouTube link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ok6Y77DeNA
6. Identify the bird?
What makes it pink?
7. Identify this bird?
According to the 1871 poem by Edward Lear, what coloured boat did the owl and the pussycat go to sea in?
8. Identify this bird?
Complete the saying ...
"One for -
Two for -
Three for a -
And four for a -
Five for -
Six for -
Seven for a -
Eight's a -
Nine's a -
Ten is a - "
9. Identify the bird?
Which pirate had one of these on his shoulder, called Captain Flint, who would say "Pieces of eight'? Also, what was the name of the 1883 book by Robert Louis Stevenson?
10. Identify this bird?
Who had a hit in 1971 with a song that began with the lyric "Morning has broken, like the first morning. ........ has spoken, like the first bird?"
Singalong - Here's a link to the song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0TInLOJuUM
11. Identify the bird?
Which superhero had an arch enemy named after this bird? (Also his sidekick was named after a bird?)
12. Identify this bird?
Who sang 'Feed The Birds' and in which 1964 movie?
13. Identify this bird?
Which Bible story has this bird flying over flooded lands to see if the waters are receding?
14. Identify this bird?
There are two publishing houses in the UK named after birds. What are they?
15. Identify this bird?
Who had a war time hit song with a song about blue birds flying over the 'White Cliffs Of Dover'? And how old is she now?
Singalong - Here's a link to the song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5aeClRY4kA
16. Identify this bird?
Said to bury their heads in the sand, how many chickens' eggs are equivalent to one of theirs?
17. Identify this bird?
It is the national emblem of which country?
18. Identify this bird?
Which country's number one beer is named after this bird?
19. Identify this bird?
Which of the 'Seven Deadly Sins' is this bird (sort of) associated with? What are the others?
20. Identify the bird?
This bird is associated with which part of London? And which bells do you have to be born within earshot of to call yourself one?
Singalong - Here's a link to a song about that - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOk4pKRT4E8
(Full lyrics below)
Or, you could sing together Judy Garland's 'Over The Rainbow' from the 1939 movie 'The Wizard Of Oz'. Link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZxmZmBfnU
"Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly ..."
Finally, another song by The Monkees, namely 'Daydream Believer' to sing along with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf7e5U9If2Q
"Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings ..."
"Who killed Cock Robin? I, said the Sparrow, with my bow and arrow."
Tower of London & Crown Jewels
4. Mute Swan
The British Monarch
5. Mallard Duck
'The Ugly Duckling'
The shrimp that they eat
"A beautiful pea-green boat'
"One for - Sorrow
Two for - Joy
Three for a - Girl
And four for a - Boy
Five for - Silver
Six for - Gold
Seven for a - Secret, never to be told
Eight's a - Wish
Nine's a - Kiss
Ten is a - Bird, you must not miss"
Long John Silver & 'Treasure Island'
Cat Stevens (Now Yusuf Islam)
Batman (& Robin)
Julie Andrews in 'Mary Poppins'
Noah's Ark ('The Book Of Genesis', chapters 6-9)
'Puffin Books' & 'Penguin Books'
15. Vera Lynn
103 (DOB 20th March 1917)
24, or two dozen
17. Bald Eagle
Pride (As proud as a Peacock). Envy, gluttony, greed or avarice, lust, sloth, and wrath are the others
East End - Cockney Sparrow & Bells of Mary Le Bow Church
Here is the rhyme ...
Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement's.
You owe me threefarthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin's.
When will you pay me?
Say the bells at Old Bailey.
When I grow rich,
Say the bells at Shoreditch.
When will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney.
I do not know,
Says the greatbell at Bow.
Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!
Chip chop chip chop the last man is dead.