Date: 7/24/17 11:08 am From: Kevin Kubach (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: American Avocet - Clemson, SC
Good Afternoon. I was scoping the shoreline of Lake Hartwell near Clemson, SC at about 7:30 this morning and was lucky to spot an American Avocet in flight. I watched the bird circle a few times and glide in for a landing on what is currently a small island on the Oconee County side of the lake, just south of the West Cherry Road bridge: 34.649715, -82.852677.
Unfortunately, the bird landed out of view on the main lake (east) side of the island, and most of that side of the island is only visible from a boat. Despite hiking up and down the shoreline for a better angle, I was not able to locate the bird on the ground. I went back around noon and did not see the bird on the island or nearby shoreline.