Birds Picture Quiz

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

(Full lyrics below)

Or, you could sing together Judy Garland's 'Over The Rainbow' from the 1939 movie 'The Wizard Of Oz'. Link here -

"Somewhere over the rainbow

Bluebirds fly ..."

Finally, another song by The Monkees, namely 'Daydream Believer' to sing along with

"Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings

Of the bluebird as she sings ..."


1. Robin

"Who killed Cock Robin? I, said the Sparrow, with my bow and arrow."

2. Raven

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

3. Toucan


4. Mute Swan

The British Monarch

5. Mallard Duck

'The Ugly Duckling'

6. Flamingo

The shrimp that they eat

7. Owl

"A beautiful pea-green boat'

8. Magpie

"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"

9. Parrot

Long John Silver & 'Treasure Island'

10. Blackbird

Cat Stevens (Now Yusuf Islam)

11. Penguin

Batman (& Robin)

12. Pigeon

Julie Andrews in 'Mary Poppins'

13. Dove

Noah's Ark ('The Book Of Genesis', chapters 6-9)

14. Puffin

'Puffin Books' & 'Penguin Books'

15. Vera Lynn

103 (DOB 20th March 1917)

16. Ostrich

24, or two dozen

17. Bald Eagle


18. Kingfisher


19. Peacock

Pride (As proud as a Peacock). Envy, gluttony, greed or avarice, lust, sloth, and wrath are the others

20. Sparrow

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.

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Simon O’Donovan MBE has worked in NHS Wales for most of his adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

He recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service and continues to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.


He has been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive tried and tested activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 


The main aim of this website is to share experience and resources freely, in order that others can dip in and out and use some or all of the materials provided in their own CST work. Thus it is hoped, facilitating and supporting the provision of uplifting and enjoyable sessions that optimise people with dementia's quality of life.

This site is not owned by or affiliated to any organisation. It’s a personal commitment, a not for profit exchange of ideas and a resource library which aims to enable more widespread use of CST approaches for people with dementia. 

To this end, 'Guest Blogs' are VERY welcome, but bearing in mind that no images of clients are to be used without their express written informed consent.

Please note that some images are reproduced on this blog from the internet under the 'fair use copyright' principle, in that they will only be used for educational purposes with disability groups and in no way will be linked to profit making activities.


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