A British Garden Bird Quiz!

Dear Readers, to shake things up a bit I thought I’d do us a little quiz on British birds and their calls/songs today. This is just for fun: I will publish the answers tomorrow, but will give a special shout out to the first person to get all (or the largest number of) the answers right (just pop them into the comments).

So, for starters, what birds are these? All photographs are taken in my East Finchley back garden, and, just to make it more challenging, not all of them are my best work :-).

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Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

Ten

Eleven

Twelve

Thirteen

Fourteen

Fifteen

Sixteen

Seventeen

Eighteen

Nineteen

Twenty

Twenty One

And for bonus points, see if you can identify these: all the birds are pictured above. All recordings are from the Xeno Canto website 

22. Who is singing their head off here?

23. Who is raising the alarm here?

24. Which bird makes this sad little call?

25. Who is responsible for this jolly call? You can hear one of our earlier bird calls in the background towards the end…

And finally, who sounds very cross here?

Have fun, and I’ll ‘see’ you on Tuesday with the answers, and a request for some advice from you proper gardeners out there….

 

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “A British Garden Bird Quiz!

  1. Gibson Square

    1 Blue tit
    2 Collared dove
    3 Starling
    4 Great tit
    5 Chaffinch
    6 Sparrow
    7 Parakeet
    8 Heron
    9 Blackbird
    10??
    11 Ferral pigeon
    12 Jackdaw
    13??
    14??
    15??
    16 Greenfinches
    17 Wagtail
    18 Great spotted woodpecker
    19 Robin
    20??
    21??
    22 Blackbird
    23 Robin
    24??
    25 Crow
    26 Blue tit?

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  2. Joanna Smith

    Birds are:-
    Blue Tit
    Collared Dove
    Starling
    Great Tit
    Goldfinch
    House Sparrow
    Green Lorikeet
    Heron
    Hen Blackbird
    Hen Chaffinch
    Wood Pigeon
    Jackdaw
    Sparrowhawk
    Magpie
    Song Thrush
    Greenfinch (male and female)
    Pied Wagtail
    Greater Spotted Woodpecker
    Robin
    Black Cap
    Wren

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  3. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    1, Bluetit
    2, Collared Dove
    3, Starling
    4, Great Tit
    5, Goldfinch
    6, House Sparrow
    7, Ring Necked Parakeet
    8, Heron
    9, Blackbird (female)
    10, Chaffinch (female)
    11, Wood Pigeon
    12, Jackdaw
    13, Sparrow Hawk
    14, Magpie
    15, Song Thrush
    16, Siskin
    17, Pied Wagtail
    18, Great Spotted Woodpecker
    19, Robin
    20, Blackcap (male)
    21, Garden Warbler
    22, Chaffinch??
    23, Blackbird
    24, ??
    25, Jackdaws
    26, Wren

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  4. Alittlebitoutoffocus

    Fabulous idea. 👍 So here are the votes from the Swiss jury… 😉
    1. Blue Tit
    2. Collared Dove
    3. Starling
    4. Great Tit
    5. Goldfinch
    6. House Sparrow
    7. Rose-ringed Parakeet
    8. Grey Heron
    9. Blackbird
    10. Chaffinch
    11. Pigeon
    12. Jackdaw
    13. Sparrow Hawk
    14. Magpie
    15. Nightingale
    16. Siskin
    17. Pied Wagtail
    18. Great Spotted Woodpecker
    19. Robin
    20. Black Cap
    21. Wren
    22. Robin
    23. Blackbird
    24. Sparrowhawk
    25. Magpie
    26. Blackbird (We hedged our bets a bit here, or is it a trick?)

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  5. sllgatsby

    American here, so here goes:
    1. Blue and gray birblet.
    2. Collared Dove
    3. Starling
    4. Same blue and gray birblet as in #1, but bigger hat and no eyeliner. Obviously in a hurry this morning and no time to shower, so covering bedhead. Doesn’t fool me.
    5. Beau Brummel bird
    6. Sparrow
    7. Parakeet
    8. Heron
    9. Drab bird
    10. Little Brown Job
    11. Some Kinda Pigeon
    12. Nevermore Wannabe (crow)
    13. Sparrow’s Nightmare (sparrowhawk)
    14. Tip Top Bird
    15. Aria Birb
    16. Yellow Finch
    17. Stick-legged Sad Face
    18. Woodpecker
    19. Ooh, ooh! I know this one! Robin!
    20. Nunya Bizness bird
    21. Even Littler Browner Job

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