Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Good Question 14 - Bird Songs, but not like you're thinking!

It's Quiz Night Tuesday

Your challenge for tonight is to name 10 songs with a bird in the song title. 

Bonus points if there is more than one bird in the title.

Good luck. 

The comment thing is turned off to stop you copying each other.


A quick bit of news from the weekend. I went to see Project Wild Thing and watch the waders at New Brighton. I will be doing a blog about his later on, but here's an Oyster Catcher to make this post a bit birdier (if that is a word).

Well here I my 10 songs with the help of Dad's old music

Eagle - ABBA
Wings of a Dove - Madness
Starlings - Elbow
Mocking Bird - Eminem
Swan - Right Said Fred
His Eyes on the Sparrow - Lauryn Hill
Flamingo - Duke Ellington
Rockin Robin - Jackson 5
Hummingbird Heart Beat - Katy Perry
The Raven - The Stranglers

So lets post your answers and see how you did, and the winner has to sing them all and post it on You Tube!


  1. Blackbird - The Beatles
    Ride a white Swan - Marc Bolan, T Rex
    Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
    Song Bird - Fleetwood Mac (could be many birds..... bonus points eh)
    Rockin Robin - ?
    Mocking Bird - ?

    Hmm not too good

    1. Thanks for having a go, at least you wont have to sing them all

  2. HI Finlay Well I have completed that! 10 songs.

  3. right, here goes, I'm pretty good on music! Might be a few obscure ones in here mind you ;o)...

    'Night of the Swallow' - Kate Bush
    'Three Magpies' - Minotaur Shock
    'Eagle' - ABBA
    'Albatross' - Fleetwood Mac
    'When Doves Cry' - Prince
    'Sensing Owls' - Jose Gonzalez
    'Ride a White Swan' - T-Rex
    'Cowbirds' - Throwing Muses
    'Pelican Narrows' - Caribou
    'Rockin' Robin' - Michael Jackson

    I wonder how many of these you've heard though!
    - cheers, Stuart (@thelightoutside on twitter)

  4. Love the oystercatcher.

    Let's see...

    Rockin Robin
    Yellow Bird
    Mockingbird Hill
    Bye Bye Blackbird
    Fly Like an Eagle
    Turkey Trot
    ....that's all I can think of right off hand.

    1. I am laughing at the Turkey Trot, is there a dance to go with it?

  5. What a great question Findlay; and a bit of a tough one.
    Finally got 10.

    Albatross ....... Fleetwood Mac
    Magpie ........Beth Orton
    Bluebird ....... ELO
    When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbing along ...... Al Jolson
    Black Swan ..... Megadeth
    Woodpecker ..... Chuck Berry
    Blackbird ...... Beatles
    The Raven ...... Alan Parsons Project
    Canary bird ...... Muddy Waters
    Peacock ...... Katy Perry

    Now I've got a headache lol

    1. you got some that no-one else did - 10 out of 10 well done

  6. Lark in the morning - The Dubliners
    Merlin's theme - Al Stewart
    Nightingale - Norah Jones
    Puffin - Soft Machine
    Kite - Kate (gorgeous) Bush
    Arc of a diver - Steve Winwood
    Big dipper - Elton John
    Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
    Oh for the wings of a dove - Mendelssohn
    Cuckoo song - A Silent Film
    Eagle - Abba
    Rockin robin - Michael Jackson
    A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square - Vera Lynn
    Tit willow - Gilbert & Sullivan
    Blackbird - The Beatles
    Swan Song - Jesse Ware

    Best one...
    Song of the gulls - King Crimson



    1. You know loads of songs and I really like the Songs of the Gulls title

  7. Petrol by northern Irish band Ash
    16th century greenshank by Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
    Lady in red start by Chris de Burgh

  8. A fun quiz Findlay!

    Blackbird- Beatles
    Night Bird Flying- Jimi Hendrix
    Birds of Paradise- Pretenders
    High Flying Bird- Elton John
    Bird Song- Grateful Dead
    Snowbird- Anne Murray
    White Winged Dove- Fleetwood Mac
    Fly Like An Eagle- Steve Miller Band
    Little Bird- Annie Lennox
    Bird on the Wire- Leonard Cohen

    1. Full marks. You might like next weeks quiz too.

  9. Here's a good one Lay Lady (Amhurst's Pheasant) Lay - Bob Dylan...got my tickets to see him later in the month :-)))



    Blackbird-The Beatles
    Peacock Suit-Paul Weller
    Pretty Flamingo-Manfred Mann
    Cockney Sparrow-Max Bygreaves (I am ashamed to know that one)
    Rockin-Robin-Jackson 5
    Where Bleubirds Fly-Radiohead
    Mockingbird-James Taylor and Carly Simon
    Wounded Bird- The Black Crowes
    Birds of Paradise-The Pretenders
    The Raven-The Stranglers
    .....Lets Go fly a Kite-Mary Poppins...ok thats a stretch lol
    and after all them birds in true "rspb" stlye you need to build them all a home so.....Birdhouse in Your Soul-They Might be Giants and can you have actual singers/artists like Taylor Swift?...

  11. Nice picture! First ever bad I saw live was called Hawkwind - so thats a kind of birdy connection!

    Thanks for the tweet about WBW!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  12. Good question Findlay..got me thinking, and sorting through my CD's...and showing my age..lol.

    1. Albatross - Fleetwood Mac (the best!)
    2. Single Pigeon - Paul McCartney and Wings
    3. Blackbird - The Beatles
    4. Ride a White Swan - T Rex
    5. White Dove - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    6. Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann
    7. Rocking Robin - Jackson 5
    now, here come the oldies!!...
    8. (There'll be Bluebirds over) the White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn
    9. When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob Bobbing Along) - Various
    10. A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square - Various

    1. A few that no-one else had, maybe we should make a bird music CD

  13. Not so easy as it sounds! OK, so here goes (every one from my own record collection!):

    1. Road Runner by Bo Diddley
    2. Constipated Duck by Jeff Beck
    3. As The Crow Flies by Joe Bonamassa
    4. The Hawk by Albert Collins
    5. Albatross by Fleetwood Mac
    6. Rockin' Goose by Johhny and the Hurricanes
    7. Serenade to a Cuckoo by Jethro Tull
    8. Bird of Paradise by Snowy White
    9. Fried Chicken by Steve Vai
    10. Nightingale by The Eagles (extra point claimed for bird in title and artiste!)

    Not sure whether you'd have allowed The Dormouse Rides the Rails by The Savoy Brown Blues Band - if so it'd have been two points as 'rails' is plural!

    I guarantee that there's a few in my list that no one else will nominate!

    I even found some owl ones:

    The Hoot Owl by John Mayall
    Night Owl Walk by Booker T and the MGs

    Great fun!

    Many thanks - Richard

    1. Mum and dad are googling the constipated duck one right now. We've all been laughing at that one. Thanks for playing.

  14. Great Quiz Findlay We have a new Blog for Flash and Snow http://swanwatchwithflashandsnow.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/bonding-and-filming-flash-and-snow-the-mute-swans/

  15. Birdier - I like that word. Nice shot of the Oyster Catcher.

  16. Hang on a mo Finn - we haven't just done your homework for you have we???
    If you find all those tunes on YouTube you'll have a had a really good introduction to a huge range of musical genres. Think my fave of the ones I didn't get was REO Speedwagon's Flying Turkey Trot - one for your brother to learn on his guitar

    Get those headphones on...



  17. How about The Stringer's Anthem - Bluebirds over The White Cliff's of Dover - sung by Vera Lynn

  18. Mockingbird - Barclay James Harvest...a nice blast from the past. Now where's my box of cassettes?

    This quiz is addictive! But then I found this website http://www.songfacts.com/category-songs_with_birds_in_the_title.php although some above aren't on it