During the winter bird banding project at Mill Pond on the Kern River
Preserve, we captured and banded a Winter Wren on Dec. 14. At the
same site on Dec. 15, we had an Empidonax in a net, but it escaped
before we could identify and band it. Other species captured over the
2 day period included Marsh Wren (2), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (5),
Bushtit (1), Oak Titmouse (1), Bewick's Wren (8), Song Sparrow (4),
Black Phoebe (1), Audubon Warbler (2), House Finch (1), Hermit Thrush
(3), Western Bluebird (5), Downy Woodpecker (2).