I was traveling back from Ohio yesterday evening, ferrying a friend home too, and we encountered hair-raising and chain-necessitating weather as we hit the mountains. Too dangerous to try to make it back to my place, so I bunked at my friend's. On my way home this morning I had to stop for a Spotted Sandpiper in the road who was frighteningly unconcerned about my car - hope the little guy makes it!
I made it back home to 7" of snow, and as I was reaching my porch I flushed an American Woodcock. That is a bird I never expected on my yard list, given my habitat.
Pine Siskins started arriving last Friday, and today is my first four-finch day of the year - House and Purple Finch, siskin, and American Goldfinch. Appropriately enough, lots of snowbirds (Dark-eyed Juncos).