In December, I was happy to get a visit from our neighbor's up North. It was the Gray-Crowned Rosy-Finch.
Once a year, for the past 4 years, we have been visited by a flock during the winter months. This is the earliest and the fewest we have had. The most we had was about 50 in February in 2009.
"These birds are common and widespread in Alaska and northwestern Canada. Locally common on alpine tundra. They have been known to migrate as far as the Great Plains during the winter months."