Monday, April 17, 2006

What Bird are You?

According to the source who compiled this, they have delved
into ancient mythology and Celtic history to come up with
personality traits of different birds, which can be compared
with people. See whether it's true in your case.

Date of birth
Bird Characteristics

21 Jan - 17 Feb

A cool exterior disguises a fiery temper and is very opinionated - although those opinions are not always shared by everyone. They are proud and particularly home-loving, although have a tendency to be quarrelsome.

18 Feb - 17 March

Goldfinch people are colourful characters who are sensitive and always alert. They are gregarious by nature and love being in groups of people, which offers them security. They need to find an outlet for their imaginative abilities or they are sometimes be in danger of becoming nervous and irritable.

18 March - 14 April

A powerful individual which displays courage and a sometimes ruthless determination. Avoids problematical obstacles with skill, although must be fully targeted so as not to waste energy in fruitless chases for the impossible.

15 April - 12 May

Has a tendency to have a mind that wanders, but when in search of a particular goal, will travel great lengths to achieve it. Occasionally, the albatross may become caught up in things it shouldn't when not seeing clearly enough.

13 May - 9 June

Peace-loving by nature, doves will bill and coo about things close to their heart. They enjoy a fulfilling love-life and rarely fail to satisfy. They are also patient, adaptable and personable. Their lack of aggression sometimes makes them the victim of more predatory characters.

10 June- 7 July

A well-respected figure which has excellent visionary qualities. Eagles will truck no nonsense and will fix opponents with a powerful stare. They have the power to rise above the trivial aspects of humanity, and are highly talon-ted.

8 July- 4 August

More often heard before being seen, nightingales always have something to say for themselves. They are however very much in tune with their partners. Their unimpressive exterior hides a personality that is just waiting to burst out.

5 August - 1 Sept

Another flamboyant and colourful character that is always exciting to encounter. They rush around at great speed and have a close spiritual affinity with water. They have a sharp and perceptive head on them, but can make them impetuous enough to dive in where others would fear to go.

2 Sept - 29 Sept

The swan is a complex character. While appearing on the surface as a calm and relaxed individual, underneath they are working hard to keep up with the pace of modern life. If provoked their natural graceful demeanour can give way to a violent temper which puts them in a flap. They are definitely someone to have on your side.

30 Sept - 27 Oct

A tough, hard-working character with plenty of stamina. Has no problem drumming up support for their ideas, no matter how wacky they seem. With a lateral-thinking mind they are skilled at dissecting problems and seeing the wood for the trees. However, with their noisy and exuberant lifestyle, you might not want to have one as a neighbour.

28 Oct - 24 Nov

A sharp brain helps kestrel people hover from one subject to another without losing concentration. They focus on their life's goal with a single-minded focus, not flustered by what is going on around them. A confidence in their own ability helps them to soar to heights others may only dream of.

25 Nov - 23 Dec

Always impressive, raven people are a tower of strength. They are more intelligent than their peers and are adept problem-solvers. They enjoy challenges are stimulated by wild and exposed places.

24 Dec - 20 Jan

Heron people are deceptive. Although they may be solitary individuals for much of the time, they nevertheless have a need to settle in busy communities where they know everyone else. They may get bogged down as they wade the course of life, but have broad enough shoulders to cope with weighty issues. But their insecure nature often leads them to fish for compliments.


  1. i m nearly a swan! but i became woodpecker... haha.. should keep my noise level down.

  2. Spread the word -- from now on I'm yellow_eagle! Haha...

    Hey, yd,I thought you are complex, you know, kinda good mix of many things :p

    What about you, happy? Robin? Hehe... :)

  3. hi talon-ted yellow eagle!

    swan+woodpecker=swanpecker (err...)

  4. Hmm...the date puts me in the heron category, and that description fits me to a tee (probably more closely overall than any of the others...though some were more accurate in certain, specific points).

    What a coincidence: the area where I live is famous for herons!

    I'm sharing this thread with a swan-woodpecker and a yellow eagle. I think any good ornithologist would be green with envy right now!

  5. Looks like we're all different birds.

    MM, you may be right that any good ornithologist would be green with envy.

    We have a well-respected, highly talon-ted yellow eagle, a complex, tough and hard-working swanpecker and a heron with broad enough shoulders.

    As for me, I'll need to have better vision before I become caught up in things I shouldn't being in the albatross category.

  6. A cool exterior disguises a fiery temper and is very opinionated - although those opinions are not always shared by everyone. They are proud and particularly home-loving, although have a tendency to be quarrelsome.

    OMG.. that's ME!

  7. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious site of blogger play,
    While I nodded, monitor glowing, suddenly there came a flowing,
    As of someone gently rowing, rowing down the waterway.
    " 'Tis some kayaker," I muttered, "paddling down the waterway;
    Unker has still more to say."

    (with apologies to Edgar)

  8. OOPS.. I am actually a SWAN??

    Identity crisis now...$%#@!?

  9. Robin, that's interesting - you have evolved from being a Robin to a Swan over the course of one day. Amazing feat! haha... So you finally found your true identity.

    FH2o, a raven, eh? All that ahemming won't do you any good on that high pedestal of yours. Just kidding! Raven is all good according to the reading but it's such an ugly black bird. Oops!

    MM, I'm sure Edgar Allan Poe wouldn't mind you using it in this context and very nicely done up too.

  10. hmm.. we seem to be missing another swan..

  11. YD, oh? Is there another swan among us? He must be a shy swan.