For the first time in 30+ years at this house, we had a male and female Red-winged Blackbird show up for the first time on the same day. Before, the males have always shown up several days to a few weeks before the females.
A second observation, if you go to E-bird and look at Red-bellied Woodpeckers in the state of Vermont, you can see that most of them are found on the Route 7 corridor.
I have had three reports of Red-headed Woodpeckers this winter - all in the greater Shaftsbury area. I have not seen one myself. If you live in the area, let us know if you do see one or hear reports of them.