The goose gives the answers

We hope you enjoyed the bird quiz in our last issue of GanderS.  Here are the answers:

  1. Into it we throw - Cock who doesn’t crow! - Yeomen of course
  2. And if any were fond of pigeon shooting - He'd ask them down to his place at Tooting.  - Tricky one this. It's Thespis
  3. His Lordship is constitutionally as blithe as a bird - Quite right. Iolanthe
  4. In tendency to fall in love, resemble I the amorous dove?- and again. Iolanthe
  5. Jackdaws strut in peacock’s feathers. - - Storks turn out to be but logs - Oh yes Cap'n. It's HMS Pinafore
  6. Man is of no kind of use – Man’s a donkey – Man’s a goose - Who else but Princess Ida
  7. After, say, a month or two - Robin did as Robins do - Here it is again. That Thespis
  8. Not at all, the crowing’s done by an accomplished hen!- Got to be Ida. And it is.
  9. Now what would be the good of that? Why, you goose, I should marry again within a month! - Aha! The Grand Duke
  10. Oh, why did you go and defy us, you great geese! - Not quite such a memorable one, but it's still Iolanthe
  11. On a tree by a river a little tom-tit - A nice easy one for you. The Mikado.
  12. The languid loves - Of turtle doves - These simple joys are all at hand - Another tricky one. Yes, it's Utopia
  13. Upon thy breast - My loving head would rest - As on her nest - The tender turtle dove - Another from Yeomen
  14. When maiden loves, she mopes apart - As owl mopes on a tree - And again. Yeomen
  15. At once distrust you surely lull - And rook the pigeon and the gull - And finally. We are back with The Grand Duke
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