all photos & text by Don Roberson
all photos taken in California
22 June 2006 in Sierra Valley
County is a medium-sized county toward the State's northeastern border.
It is primarily mountainous — in the swelter of ranges between the north
end of the Sierra Nevada and the growing Cascades to the north — and has
a variety of wooded habitats from oaks to firs. Lake Almanor is a major
presence in northern Plumas County; in the southeast the county takes in
the northern half or so of Sierra Valley. This is a lightly populated area
— the primary towns are Quincy and Chester — and it relies on the summer
tourist dollars to some extent. Plumas County was created in 1854 from
the eastern two-thirds of then-existing Butte County.
County birding statistics and links are on Joe Morlan's site. Helen Green's Guide to northern Plumas birding is also on Joe's web site.
| For Plumas County I rather like this flight
shot of a White-faced Ibis, flying over Sierra Valley with the snow-capped
mountains in the background. Other nice birds from Plumas include this
bird-in-habitat" shot of a Marsh Wren (below right; 19 June 1999 in Sierra
Valley) and a singing Townsend's Solitaire atop a tall fir near Humboldt
Peak on the Plumas-Butte border (this bird was in Plumas but I was standing
in Butte to take the shot).
|For a scenic photo, I've chosen this lovely meadow-with-aspens scene
near Ruffa Ridge in western Plumas (20 June 2006). Almost the entire county
is in montane forest, meadow, or lake.
|All photos & text © 2006 Don Roberson; all rights reserved.|
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