Date: 9/10/17 4:36 pm
From: Aaron Steed (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher, Beaver Lake, Asheville
Hey everyone,

While looking for the Mourning Warbler found by Jay Wherley at Beaver Lake,
Clifton Avery and I spotted an Olive-sided Flycatcher alongside the filter
pond just before 2 PM. We got good but brief looks at this larger, stocky
flycatcher with dark, olive streaks on the flanks, as well as the large
head and bill longer and heftier than that of a pewee. The bird also called
a few times, the typical 'pit pit pit' - a nice surprise addition to the
day's excitement for sure! We lost track of it while trying to get eyes on
the Mourning in a flurry of activity, and efforts to relocate it were

We did both see the Mourning Warbler as well, also around the filter pond.
Hard to say which is the better bird for Buncombe Co. as both are
considered rare migrants through the region!

Also of note - earlier this morning Simon Thompson and I had a nice male
Wilson's Warbler at Hominy Creek Trail near Carrier Park. Although not
rare, it's always a treat to see one and is worth mentioning.

Aaron Steed
Ventures Birding Tours
Asheville, NC
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