Photo by Tom Brown

A red-bellied woodpecker filled up on suet at photographer Tom Brown’s feeder in Cornwall on Friday, Feb. 10. The big Feb. 9 snowstorm had passed; did this brightly plumed bird know what weather was still to come?

By the weekend, birds had begun to puff up in response to the cold and were looking grim, but beautiful. Photographer Alexander Kearney captured images of a vesper sparrow in Kent and a red-shouldered hawk in Sharon on Sunday, and a pair of white-crowned sparrows at the Sharon/Millerton border on Saturday.

— Cynthia Hochswender

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