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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, May 5, 2010 7C; pring provides CXCC BIKDS OF TIle FEATHEK PLUMAS AUDUBON SOCIETY April and May are a won. derful time for bird watch- ing as the valleys and forests fill with songs of spring. As the weather warms up and the days grow longer many migratory birds begin to arrive. Some stay for the summer and others just visit before traveling north to breeding grounds as far as Alaska. Birders eagerly anticipate the arrival of their favorite migratory species, with war- blers often high on the list. Audubon warblers arrive first to Plumas County, dis- tinguished by their bright yellow rumps and flycatcher behavior. The succession of war- blers continues with species including black-throated gray warblers, which are black and white, Nashville warblers which have a gray head and, in the males, a red cap, and yellow warblers, the males of which are bright yellow with reddish streaks on the breast. A pair of Townsend's warblers was seen early this April in Meadow Valley. Other migrants arriving in April included the gros- beaks, which do indeed have large beaks. Male black- headed grosbeaks arrive be- fore females; this species breeds in forests throughout Plumas County. The song of the black-headed grosbeak is a warble of whistled phras- es, similar to that of the American robin. Another grosbeak seen in American Valley this time of year is the evening gros- beak. Many evening gros- beaks have spent the winter at higher elevations and will soon return to the mountain forests to breed after taking advantage of the early food available in the valleys. Another species seen in American Valley this April is the great-tailed grackle. Last year a pair was seen for the first time in Plumas County, nesting at Hansen's Pond, which is on Quincy Junction Road near the in- tersection with Chandler Road. The Sierra Valley sup- ports a diversity of bird species, which is why the valley is officially designat- ed as an Audubon Important Bird Area. Habitats in the Sierra Val- ley include freshwater marshes and channels, wet meadow, and sagebrush scrub. At this time of year, there are flocks of yellow-headed blackbirds and horned larks as well as many different water birds and raptors. Ducks are numerous in the valley's channels and ponds including ruddy duck, cinnamon teal, gadwaU and redhead. Some ducks, such as northern pintail, may be seen nesting in the sage- brush adjacent to water. Sandhill cranes can be highly visible on their nests while willets wheel in the sky above flashing their dis- tinctive black and white wing stripes and repeatedly A weekly reference to the scores and b i i g HIGHSCHOOLBASEBALL HIGHSGHOOLSORULL schedules around Plumas County. Chester 14,3 11-6 singing their name "will wil- let, will willet." Colorful water birds abound, such as the Ameri- can avocet and the male Wil. son's phalarope. There will be a good op- portunity to see these birds Saturday, May 15, when Col- in Dillingham will lead a bird walk beginning at the A23/Hwy 70 junction at 8:15 a.m,. as well as during the morning bird walk May 29, at the Maddalena Ranch. Sunday, May 16, Ryan Burnett will lead a bird walk in Chester Meadows where the North Fork of the Feath- er River flows into Lake A1- manor. The walk begins in at Maxwell ** W 7-3 at Virginia City W 10-3 at Biggs ** L 4-6 at Virginia City W 20-5 Weed ** W 15-1at Mercy W 23-1 at Virginia City W 9-3 at Willows *• L 0-10 at Virginia City W 9-4 at Hamilton *• L 0-8 FRC 31-5 at Mercy W 10-8Colusa ** L 1-13at Taft W 4-3 Quincy * W 11-6at Hamilton • L 3-13at Taft W 11-9 at Portola * L 6-7 at Maxwell ** W 9-5 at Cabrillo W 5-4 Maxwetl ** L 1-5 at Maxwell ** L 2-13at Cosumnes L 18-11 Colusa ** W 7-3 Champion * W 11-3 at American River L 8-2 Williams ** W 14-1Williams W 10-4 at Sierra L 3-2 Liberty Christian W 17-4Liberty ChdsUan W 19-3 at Yuba W 3-2 at Greenville * W 27-1at Greenville * W 25-4 at Yuba W 7-6 at Herlong W 18-1Portola L 5-6 at Yuba W 6-2 Westwood W 10-0Westwood W 7-6 at Siskiyous W 6-2 atLoyalton* W5-3 atLoyalton* W28-0 atS[skiyous W15-2 Greenville W 14-0Greenville W 24-4 at Lassen W 16-2 Big Valley 5/4 2pHerlong Report score at Lassen W 12-2 Big Valley 5/4 4pQuincy 5/3 4p Lassen W 17-3 Maxwell 5/6 4pat Portola 5/5 4p Butte W 9-5 Quincy 5/7 4pat Quincy 5/6 4p at Butte L 10-7 Portola 5/10 4p at Big Valley 5/7 2p at Butte W 11-1 at Loyalton 5/11 4p at Big Valley 5/7 4p Shasta W 11-0 O9 Loyalton 5/11 4p Shasta W 11-3 Maxwell 5112 4p Shasta W 11-1 at Modesto W 9-4 GI1NHtldlle 0-6 at Diablo W 8-3 Chester • L 4-25Redwoods W 13-3 Loyalton * Report score Redwoods W 16-0 at Portola • L 0-15 Siskiyous W 14-0 at Portola * L 1-22 Siskiyous W 12-2 at Big Valley • L 1-11 Siskiyous W 27-2 at Big Valley • L 0-10 Redwoods W 15-4 at Chester • L 4-24 at Lassen W 19-0 Lassen W 14-3 at Redwoods W 16-2 at Redwoods W 20-1 at 6utte W 22-14 Butte W 15-2 at Shasta L 6-5 at Shasta W 8-4 the Chester High School parking lot at 8 a.m. ₯i|le Many birds can be seen inat Loyalton * L 0-10 the willows on the edge of at Faith Christian L 0-17 Chester Meadows and in the Chester* L 1-27 town of Chester, some of Loyalton* L0-21 which usually are often not at Portola* L 0-21 seen in other parts of at Portola L0-20 Plumas County. Where the at Big Valley L 1-11 meadows join the river and at Big Valley L 0-4 the lake many water birdsat Chester • L 0-14 can be seen including a di- at American Christian 5/4 TBD at American Christian 5/4 TBD versity of ducks as well as Quincy 5/101p shorebirds such as semi- Quincy 5/104p palmated plover, least sand- piper, and dunlin. :: rtola 15"7 One group of bird species at East NicolausL 2-6 found throughout Plumas at Non Varsity Team ** W 8-6 County's valleys and forests at Smith Valley ** W 6-0 but rarely seen are owls. at Incline ** L 4-5 There is an upcoming op- at Whittell •* L 0-16 portunity to find some owls at North Tahoe W 17-1 around American Valley at0rland** L5-6 May 22, when David Arse- at Williams** W 16-1 nault will lead an "owl at Los Molinos**W12-9 prowl" starting from the Chester* W7-6 Quincy library at 6 p.m. The Incline W 16-14 night before, Friday, May 21, at Middletown **L 4-7 Arsenault will give a talk at at Quincy ** W 4-3 Feather River College dis- at Willows** L 5-14 cussing the biology and at Winters ** L2-5 identification of all the owl N0n-varsity W 8-6 Greenville * W 20-0 species found in Plumas Greenville W20-O County. at Quincy • W 7-5 Many other events are Loyalton* W8-2 scheduled for Plumas at Big Valley *iW11LO Audubon's third annual at Big Valley W11-0 Plumas Biodiversity Days atTruckee L 4-13 including an art show, talks Quincy 5/4 4p by Jim Wilcox and John NorthTahoe 5/54p Hafen, a nest box building at Loyalton 5/6 4p workshop, a tour of the New at Chester 5/10 4p England Ranch, dedication of a wildlife viewing plat- Quincy 7-12 form at the Maddalena atU Prep** W7-0 Ranch, a tour of the Red atWeed** L9-10 Clover Creek restorationat Maxwell** L 2-11 at Lassen L 1-10 projec, and a botany excur- sion to the Butterfly Botani- at Silver Stage L 1-4 at Silver Stage W 15-3 cal area. at Chester * L 6-11 You can find a complete Big Valley* W 22-9 event schedule at Winters** L5-15 Portola ** L 3-4 Middletown ** L 3-4 Willows L 5-15 at Loyalton * L 0-6 Lassen L 3-15 at Big Valley * W 15-3 Portola * L 5-7 Silver Stage W 12-0 Silver Stage W 14-13 Loyalton * W 5-2 at Portola 5/4 2p at Chester 5/7 2p at Greenville 5/10 lp at Greenville 5/10 4p at Westwood 5/11 4p If it's Mmming we can' ll find someaBBjlmmo can. Portola 6-9 at Hayfork ** L 1-4 Central Valley ** L 0-12 Smith Valley ** W 5-1 Whittell ** L 6-8 Cadin •* L 0-11 Non-varsity * L 1-9 at East Nicolaus L 1-9 at North Valley L 5-15 Greenville W 15-0 Greenville • W 22-1 at Chester W 6-5 at Quincy • L 2-17 Quincy L 1-7 Big Valley W 2-1 Big Valley W 3-2 Loyalton 5/4 4p Chester 5/5 4p at Loyalton 5/6 4p Hug 5/7 4p at Incline 5/11 4p Quincy 12-3 Los Molinos ** W 7-1 Trinity ** W 6-3 Central Valley •*, , W4:3 Etna *• L 2-9 Truckee L 1-9 Westwood W 8-1 at East Nicolaus L 3-4 Big Valley • W 5-2 at Loyalton • W 25-3 at Big Valley • W 8-5 at Fall River W 7-4 at Fall River W 11-4 Portola • W 17-2 at Portola W 7-1 Loyalton W 16-0 at Chester 513 40 at Truckee 5/4 4p Chester 5/6 4p at Truckee 5110 4p at Westwood 5/11 4p Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 !" > ) Re at West Valley W 14-01 at Mission W 11-0! at Sisklyous L 1-3i at Monterey Peninsula W 5-3, at Gavilan W 10-2 at Santa Rosa L 3-5: at Mendocino W 18-6 at American River W 5-0 at American River W 9-1 at Merced W 10-1 at Merced W 8-0 at Contra Costa W 4-0 at SJ Delta L 1-2 Lassen * W 14-0 Lassen * W 8-0 at San Mateo L 1-9 at Diablo Valley W 6-2 at Gavilan W 4-1. at Solano L 0-4 Redwoods * W 5-01 Redwoods * L 1-8 Shasta * W 9-4! Shasta * W 5-1: at Siskiyous * W 3-Z at Siskiyous * L 5-11, Butte * L 7-121 Butte * L 7-11 at Butte * W at Butte * W 5-3 at Redwoods * W 6-2 at Redwoods * W 7-f at Shasta * W 9-1: at Shasta * W 10-5 at Lassen * W 10-0 at Lassen • W 11-3 Siskiyous L 5-15 Siskiyous W 7-2 Coaches: Send updates or corrections to or call 283-0800. : %," * Conference Game ** Tournament Game *** Playoff Game F=Forfeit Evans DeMartile Tim DeMarUle 200 E. 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