Category Archives: Green-wood Cemetery Brooklyn

Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler with Insect

Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler eating an insect at the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The Pine Warbler is one of the first Warblers to arrive during spring migration. Males sing in even, rich trills from the tops of pines.

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrows are dark, splotchy sparrows of dense thickets. Named for the rich red hues that many Fox Sparrows wear, this species is nevertheless one of our most variable birds, with four main groups that can range from foxy red to gray to dark brown. The picture of this pretty Fox Sparrow was taken in the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk contemplating a bee

Cooper’s Hawk Contemplating a Bee

Once thought averse to towns and cities, Cooper’s Hawks are now fairly common urban and suburban birds. Some studies show their numbers are actually higher in towns than in their natural habitat, forests. Cities provide plenty of Rock Pigeon and Mourning Dove prey.

White-throated Sparrow Closeup

te-throated Sparrow Closeup

White-throated Sparrow Closeup

White-throated Sparrow Closeup

White-throated Sparrows stay near the ground, scratching through leaves in search of food, often in flocks. White-throated Sparrows sing their distinctive songs frequently, even in winter. The picture of this White-throated Sparrow Closeup with lots of feather detail was taken at the Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Both male and female mockingbirds sing. They often mimic the sounds of birds (and frogs) around them. They go on learning new sounds throughout their lives. The song is a long series of phrases, with each phrase repeated 2-6 times before shifting to a new sound; the songs can go on for 20 seconds or more.

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

The Blue-headed Vireo is a common and vocal bird of northeastern forests. The Blue-headed Vireo is the latest vireo to depart in autumn; migration more prolonged than in spring. Migrants use wide variety of wooded habitats, from shrubbery to treetops, either coniferous or deciduous.

To hear the song of the Blue-headed Vireo, click on the arrow below.