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UPDATE 30th October - Competition now closed.

Thank you to everyone that submitted songs, we've been through them and picked our favourite entries.  Congratulations to the following people, we'll be in touch shortly to arrange your prize:

Janet Fay
Nightingale by Nora Jones
Albatross by Fleetwood Mac
Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann

Miranda Griffin
Night Owl by Carly Simon
A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
An eagle when she flies by Dolly Parton

Gill Kitchener
Birds by Coldplay
Rockin’ Robin by Michael Jackson
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

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Welcome to our latest Bird Song Quiz!  The rules are simple; leave a comment below with your top three bird themed songs and we'll pick the winners next week.  Your song choices could reference a bird in the lyrics or have a bird in the title.

Simply leave a list in the comments below and make sure you fill in the 'Name' and 'Email Address' fields so that we can contact you if you're a winner. The prizes are:

  1. 1x bag of 12.55kg Premium Sunflower Hearts, seed bird feeder, 150 Premium Suet Balls and a fat ball feeder
  2. 1x 12.55kg bag of Sunflower Hearts and a seed feeder
  3. 1x 12.55kg bag of Sunflower Hearts and a seed feeder

The competition closes on Wednesday 30th October.  We'll include the winners at the top of this post and also include them in our emails next week, so make sure you're signed up to receive them.

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524 comments

  1. 1 – Rocking Robin – Michael Jackson

    2 – This little bird – Marianne Faithful

    3 – Three Craws – Duncan MacCrae

  2. 1: ‘Owl’ be home for Christmas- Bing Crosby
    2: ‘Siskin’ on the dock of the bay – Otis Redding
    3: Long haired ‘plover’ from Liverpool – Little Jimmy Osmond

  3. Hello Garden Wildlifers,
    My choice would be:
    Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
    Morning has Broken – Cat Stevens
    Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
    Cheers
    kev.

  4. Enjoying the distraction of your bird competition after amazing mountain and air ambulance rescue following breaking my ankle in The Beautiful Lake District.
    Now sitting comfortably at home, after my operation, watching the birds feasting on your sunflower hearts.
    My choices are:-
    Feed the birds – Julie Andrews
    Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep – Middle of the Road
    Rockin’ Robin – The Jackson Five

  5. Fly like an Eagle ( Steve Miller Band )
    How shall a Sparrow fly ( Ryan Bingham )
    No.9 Finale Swan Theme ( Andante, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra )

  6. Blackbird singing in the dead of night.the Beatles.
    The Woody Woodpecker song.by Kay Kyser.
    Raven song by Elephant revival.

  7. 1. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
    2. Rockin’ Robin – Jackson 5
    3. A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square – Manhattan Transfer

  8. My top 3 songs with Birds in the title are;
    Albatross by Fleetwood Mac
    Blackbird by The Beatles
    Ride a White Swan by T-Rex

  9. 1) The Lark Ascending – Ralph Vaughan Williams

    2) El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could) – Simon & Garfunkel

    3) Albatross – Fleetwood Mac

  10. 1.El Condor Pasa – Simon & Garfunkel

    2. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & the Whalers

    3. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac

  11. ‘Bluebird’ by Paul Macartney.
    ‘Albatross’ by Fleetwood Mac.
    ‘Blackbird’ by The Beatles.

    My timeless favourites!

  12. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
    El Condor Pasa – Simon and Garfunkel
    Three Little Birds – Bob Marley and the Wailers

  13. My favourite bird related songs are:

    A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square by Vera Lynn – beautiful song, beautiful bird
    Little bird by Annie Lennox – a lively, uplifting tune
    I’m like a bird by Nelly Furtado – who wouldn’t wish to be a bird who could fly away sometimes

  14. Showing my age, I used to love the song Albatross by Fleetwood Mac. Also Fly like an eagle by Steve Miller and the thieving magpie overture by Rossini.

  15. Green Finch and Linnet bird Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.
    Bird of Paradise Snowy White.
    Beautiful Bluebird: Neil Young.

  16. When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along – Al Jolson

    Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole & the Coconuts

    I Hate Seagulls – Kate Nash

  17. Rocking Robin – Michael Jackson.
    Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover – Vera Lynn
    A Nighingale sang in Berkley Square – Vera Lynn

  18. Ugly Duckling – Danny Kaye
    Like a Bird on the wire – Leonard Cohen
    Song of the Birds (Catalan folk song adapted by Pablo Casals}

  19. Great competition!
    My 3 bird songs are: Lark Ascending – Ralph Vaughn Williams
    Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann
    On the Wings of a Nightingale – Everly Brothers

  20. Bye Bye Blackbird ……………….sung by Peggy Lee

    Sparrow in the Tree Top………….sung by Guy Mitchell

    A Nightingale sang in Berkley Square …………..sung by Vera Lynn
    II regularly buy my birdfood and squirrel food and almost all the animal foods from garden wildlife and found that I need to shop nowhere else so convenient and delivery super.

  21. My Garden Birds Sing a pretty tune for gardenwildlifedirect bird food . My 3 songs are 1) Rockin Robin 2) Bye Bye Blackbird 3 ) Una Paloma Blanca .

  22. Try these three:
    Voices in the Sky, the Moody Blues (Bluebird flying high….)
    Silver Raven, Gene Clark (Have you seen the Silver Raven…)
    Sparrow, Simon & Garfunkel (Who will love a little sparrow?….)

  23. My three songs are:

    On the wings of a Nightingale – Everly Brothers
    Dodo – David Bowie
    Kookaburra – Marion Sinclair.

  24. really pleased to be receiving bird seed in paper bags – i re-use it for wrapping parcels for the post in!

    Albatross-Fleetwood mac
    Johnathon Livingston Seagull – Neil Diamond
    Fly Robin Fly – Silver Convention

  25. 1. Hear my prayer/O for the wings of a dove (Felix Mendelssohn)

    2. Bluebird – Wings

    3. Hedwig’s Theme – Harry Potter, John Williams

  26. When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbing along – Al Jolsen
    Little Sparrow – Dolly Parton
    On peregrine wings – Joe Satriani

  27. Blue bird’s over the white cliffs of Dover by Vera Lynn
    A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square by Vera Lynn
    The ugly duckling by Danny Keye

  28. My three songs – Pretty flamingo – Manfred Mann. Lark ascending – Vaughan Williams. Bluebird – Electric light orchestra.

  29. Blackbird by the Beatles
    Albatross by Fleetwood Mac
    When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along by Al Jolson

  30. Hi,

    My top three would be:

    1. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
    2. The Lark Ascending – Ralph Vaughan Williams
    3. When Doves Cry – Prince

  31. Thank you GWD for this competition, it has reminded me of some brilliant songs, and brought back some wonderful memories. I had a real job choosing there are so many good ones.

    1) Snowbird Anne Murray
    2) Feed the birds Julie Andrews
    3) El Condor Pasa Simon and Garfunkel

  32. Nightingale Serenade – Andre Rieu
    Skyline Pigeon – Elton John
    The Pelican Song – The Fog

    really my favourite is Anywhere but here – Finch but don’t think that’s going to count!

  33. What a great idea for a completion here are my three songs.
    1)Black brid crows by Bob Dylan
    2)Morning Mr magpie by Radiohead
    3)Pretty flamingos by Manfred Man

  34. When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Al Jolson
    I’m like a bird – Nelly Furtado
    Free Bird Lynard Skinner

  35. No easier and more economic way to purchase bird seed

    Rocking Robin- Michael Jackson
    Albatross– Fleetwood Mac
    A Nightingale sang in Berkley Square- Bing Crosby

  36. my three bird related titles are, where be that blackbird to, The Wursels. bluebirds over the white cliffs of dover, Vera Lynn. a nightingale sang in berkley square.Vera Lynn

  37. Blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover Vera Lynn
    Feed the Birds Musical Mary Poppins
    Nighting Gale Sings in Barclay square Vera Lynn

  38. Albatross by Fleetwood Mac, best track they’re ever done. I had this single and wore it out.
    Bird on a Wire by Leonard Cohen- am I showing my age?
    Bird by Charlie Parker

  39. Hummingbird Heartbeat Katy Perry
    On Peregrine Wings Joe Satriani
    Morning Mr Magpie Radiohead

    Three very original and most applicable titles

  40. These Songs, like the birds will always put a smile on your face:
    Greenfinch and Linnet Bird: by the cast of Sweeney Todd
    Saturday Night at the Duck Pond: by The Cougars
    Dodo: by David Bowie

  41. My top three songs are:
    Albatross by Fleetwood Mac
    El Condor Pasa by Simon and Garfunkle
    Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Man

  42. My favourite bird songs are :
    I’m like a bird – Nelly Furtado
    Bluebirds over the mountain – Ritchie Valies
    Starling – Elbow

  43. My favourite three bird songs are:
    Three Little Birds, Bob Marley
    Yellow Bird, caribbean song
    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

  44. Bye Bye Blackbird,Pretty Flamingo,A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square.
    A good competition that keeps the focus on birds from a supply company that’s a proven winner.

  45. The Ugly Duckling – Danny Kaye
    On the wings of a nightingale – The Everly Brothers
    Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole and the Coconuts

    Peanuts and Sunflower hearts are always good quality and a really good price. The birds in my garden are really really happy – so is my bank manager!

  46. 1. Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep, Middle of the Road
    2. When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin’ Along, Al Jolson
    3. The Birdie Song (Birdie dance), The Tweets

  47. Albatross- Fleetwood Mac
    When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbin along- Al Jolson
    Stool Pigeon- Kid Creole and the coconuts

  48. I’d go for
    Rockin’ Robin – Michael Jackson
    Blackbird – The Beatles
    Albatross – Fleetwood Mac

    Runner up
    Surfin’ Bird – The Trashmen (Not a type of bird but so good i had to add it)

  49. The Raven – Alan Parsons Project
    The Birdy Song – The Tweets
    Silver Bird – Justin Hayward

    Good products and prices and speedy delivery…always use Garden Wildlife direct!

  50. Good products, Excellent service.

    1. Bluebird of happiness, 1934 Sandor Harmati,
    Jan Peerce, singer.
    2. When Doves Cry. Prince
    3. Litle Sparrow. Dolly Parton.

  51. Competition- My choice of songs:
    Little Bird by The Beach Boys
    Morning has Broken by Cat Stevens
    Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her by XTC

  52. Gulls on Film – Duran Duran
    Tern Tern Tern – The Byrds (a double whammy here!)
    Blinded by the Twite – Manfred Mann

    All my actual tunes have been picked so thought I would have some fun

  53. Hi, my entry is:
    Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants

    Free as a Bird by The Beatles

    Save Tonight by Eagle-Eyed Cherry

    Thanks

  54. When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbing along.there will be blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover. A nightingale sang in Berkeley square.

  55. Great products and great service and now a competition! Whats not to like about Garden Wildlife Direct?

    My top 3 bird related songs are
    The Eagle and the Hawk – John Denver
    Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
    The Raven – Wishbone Ash

  56. Sally’s Pigeons – Cyndi Lauper
    Im so lonesome I could cry – Hank Williams or Elvis Presley.
    Ride a white Swan – T Rex

  57. `When the red red robin comes bobbing along Al Jolson All chickens look like chickens to me Sweet Papa Stovepipe The thieving magpie overture Rossini

  58. When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbing along.
    Chick chick chick chick chicken lay a little egg for me.
    Sing sing sing little birdie.

  59. Hi my 3 songs are
    1 Fly like an Eagle – Steve Miller Band
    2 On Peregrine Wings – Joe Satriani
    3 The Eagle and the Hawk – John Denver

  60. Hi My Bird Songs are:

    The Birdie Song (with a little bit of this!!)
    Little Bird – Ed Sheeran
    Kookaburra (sits in the old gum tree)

    Thanks 🙂

  61. Hello – my 3 bird songs are –
    Albatros – Fleetwood Mac
    Rockin’ Robin – Bobby Day
    Bluebird – ELO
    Thank you.

  62. El Condor Pasa (If I could)-Simon and Garfunkel
    Rockin’ Robin-The Jackson 5
    Stool Pigeon-Kid Creole and the Coconuts

  63. 1. There’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover
    2. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull
    3. Yellow bird up high in banana tree

  64. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
    A Nightingale Sang in Berkely Square – Vera Lynn
    When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along -Doris Day

  65. 1: Feed The Birds – Mary Poppins
    2: When The Red Red Robbin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along – Bing Crosby
    3: Ugly Duckling – Danny Kaye

  66. 1 = Little Turtle Dove – Bobby Day.
    2 = Rockin’ Robin – Bobby Day.
    3 = Mockingbird Hill – Slim Whitman.

    May Brain.

  67. 1. “Chirpy chirpy, cheep cheep” by Lally Scott/Middle of the Road
    2. “Albatross” by Fleetwood Mac
    3. “Blackbird” by The Beatles

  68. My maiden name was Robin,which produced an annual flurry of Robin themed Xmas card!still does….and being a teacher,Rockin Robin was first.Blackbird sings by the Beatles
    And to finish
    A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square ..

  69. When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbin along – Al Jolson
    Bird Song – Sean Lennon
    Morning Mr Magpie – Radiohead

  70. A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square – Vera Lynn
    Bird on a wire – Leonard Cohen
    The Woody Woodpecker Song – Danny Kaye

  71. 1. Tern, tern, tern – The Birds
    2. Brown Eyed Gull – Van Morrison
    3. Owl Long Has This Been Going On
    4. Bittern Sweet Symphony

  72. When That Red Red Robin Goes Bob Bob Bobbin’ Along, Along…
    A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
    There’ll be Blue Birds Over the White Cliffs of Dover

  73. Ice cream for crow – Captain Beefheart
    The cranes are back – Paul Weller
    The sparrow looks up at the machine – The Flaming Lips

  74. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
    Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole & The Coconuts
    Disco Duck – Rick Dees (because no one else will put this one as it is so awful lol)

  75. 1) BLOOD EAGLE WINGS ( Anthrax ) 2) CHILDS OWLET ( Steeleys Span ) 3) THE THIEVING MAGPIE OVERTURE ( Gioachino Rossini )

  76. When the red, red robin………..Al Jolson. If I were a blackbird……Ronnie Ronalde. A nightingale sang in Berkley Square……..Vera Lynne

  77. Bird Sing Quiz – my choices

    1. Turn, turn, turn by The Byrd’s. (Tern)
    2. No R-egrets by Robbie Williams
    3. A Nigtingale Sang in Berkeley Square by Vera Lynn

  78. chirpy chirpy cheep cheep.. middle of the road
    bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover .. Vera Lynn
    the Birdie song ..the Tweets

  79. Song1 Albatross by fleetwood mac

    Song2 El Condor Pasa by Simon and Garfunkel

    Song3 The Eagle and the Hawk by John Denver

  80. 1) there,’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover by Vera Lynn
    2) ride a white swan by T.Rex.
    3) Rockin Robin Michael Jackson

  81. 1) wind beneath my wings – Bette Midler
    2) chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep – Middle of the road
    3) rockin’ robin- Michael Jackson

  82. I’m like a bird – Nelly Furtardo
    Birdhouse in your soul – They might be Giants
    Rocking Robin – Michael Jackson

  83. Little Sparrow by Dolly Parton
    Ugly Duckling by Danny Kay
    When the Red Red Robin comes Bob bob bobbing along. Al Jolson

  84. top 3 Bird Related songs

    The Birdie (Chicken) Song by The Tweets
    Blackbird by The Beatles
    Sky Lark by Ella Fitzgerald

  85. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
    El Condor Pasa – Simon and Garfunkel
    Three Little Birds – Bob Marley and the Wailers

  86. 1.woodpecker – Chuck Berry
    2.The Lark Ascending- Ralph Vaughan Williams
    3.On the wings of a Nightingale – The Everly Brothers

  87. When the red red robin come bob ,bob , bobbing along
    Oh for the wings ,for the wings of a dove
    A nightingale sang in Berkeley square .

  88. ‘There’ll be Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover’ – Vera Lynn
    ‘A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square’ – Bobby Darin
    ‘The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin’ Along’ – Bing Crosby

  89. Rockin’ Robin – Michael Jackson
    Birdhouse in your soul – They might be giants
    High flying seagull – dougie MacLean

  90. 1. Bird on the Wire, Leonard Cohen

    2. Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention)

    3. Sweet Bird, Joni Mitchell

  91. Joni Mitchell – Black Crow
    Maschwitz and Sherman – A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
    David Bowie – Dodo

  92. Hi Peeps,
    Here’s my top 3 bird songs for the competition.

    1. Black Crow Blues – Bob Dylan
    2. Magpie – Beth Orton
    3. Birds of the High Arctic – David Gray

    🙂

  93. ‘There’ll be Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover’
    ‘A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square’
    ‘The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin’ Along’

  94. Rockin’ Robin by Michael Jackson

    Woodpecker from Mars by Faith No More

    Jack Frost and The Hooded Crow by Jethro Tull

  95. top 3 bird songs are …..
    number 3 – Black Crow Blues – Bob Dylan
    number 2 – Little Sparrow – Dolly Parton
    number 1 – Starlings – Elbow

  96. Sally’s Pigeons – Cyndi Lauper
    33 Crows – Kula Shaker
    When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along – Al Jolson

  97. Nightingale sang in Berkley Square – Vera Lynn.
    Blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover – Vera Lynn.
    I’m like a bird – Nelly Furtado.

  98. Coincidentely my all time favourites are 1 – Blackbird by the Beatles, 2 – Bluebird by the Electric Light Orchestra and 3 – Albatross by Fleetwood Mac All such wonderful melodies and lyrics, quite timeless.

    I need to order some more sunflower seeds from you anytime soon so I’ll await the outcome of your competition as someone has to win!

  99. Thank you takes me back many years.
    Rockin Robin – Boby Day
    Bye Bye Blackbird – Eddie Cantor
    Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann

  100. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Nat King Cole

    The Lark Ascending – Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann

  101. 1. Mocking Bird, Charlie Foxx and Inez
    2. Rockin’ Robin , Bobby Day
    3. On the Wings of a Nightingale, Everly Brothers

  102. The eagle and the hawk – John Denver
    Ride a white swan – T Rex
    Three little birds – Bob Marley and the Wailers

  103. BlueBirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover……Vera Lynn
    Sometimes I Fly Like an Eagle………John Denver
    The Wings of Nightingale… Everly Brothers

  104. Surfin Bird by The Trashmen

    Fly like an Eagle by The Steve Miller Band

    Owls (are watching) by Funeral For A Friend

  105. Little Bird – Annie Lennox
    Three little Birds – Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole and The Coconuts

  106. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square by Vera Lynn
    Blue Birds over the White Cliffs of Dover by Vera Lynn
    When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbing along by Al Jolson

  107. “A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square”,
    Vera Lynn among others.
    “Eagle” by Abba on an LP.
    “Albatross”, by Fleetwood Mac.

  108. When the red red robin comes bob bob bobbin along – Al Jolson
    When the swallows come back to Capistrano – Glenn Miller
    The ugly duckling – Danny Kaye

  109. When the red red robin goes Bob Bob bobbing along….bye bye black bird..and a nighting gail bird sang in Berkley square..

  110. 1. “Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep” by Middle of the Road
    2. “Blackbird on the wire” by Beautiful South
    3. “Rockin’ Robin” by The Jackson Five

  111. Little red rooster, – rolling stones.
    Where be that blackbirds too, – adge Cutler & the wurzels
    Mocking bird, – Carly simon

  112. Great competition! My entries are
    1.Cat Among The PIGEONS by Bros
    2. Rockin’ ROBIN – Michael Jackson
    3. The Ugly DUCKLING – Danny Kaye

  113. When the red red Robin comes Bob Bob bobbin along, Al Jolson.
    The ugly duckling, Danny Kayne.
    Stool Pigeon, Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

  114. When the re red robin comes bob bob bobbing along
    Sparrows will sing
    Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover Vera Lynne
    Chirpy chirpy cheap cheap,- Middle of the Road

  115. 1. El CONDOR Pasa (If I Could) – Simon & Garfunkel
    2. Stool PIGEON – Kid Creole & the Coconuts
    3. When The Red, Red ROBIN Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along – Al Jolson

  116. 1. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
    2.Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers
    3.Where Eagles Gave Been – Wolfmother

  117. When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin’ Along Doris Day
    Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover Vera Lynne
    Birdie Song The Tweets

  118. Seagull – Bad Company
    Mockingbird – Barclay James Harvest
    A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Ian Hunter (Strings Attached Live album version)