Date: 8/28/19 5:06 pm
From: Kevin Kubach (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fants Grove WMA (Anderson Co., SC)
Good Evening, Birders.

Two birders had good views of an Olive-sided Flycatcher this afternoon in
Fants Grove Wildlife Management Area in northern Anderson Co., SC. The bird
was flycatching from the highest perches in the tallest snags in a scrubby
cut-over area about 3/4 mile southwest of the "Big Oaks" parking area. A
couple rough photos are available in this eBird checklist:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S59334995&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=VouRYjqGtEn6RS34lKCL7sQ8RRuiZDVUv9hgNKpjdyM&s=shUVFTWqCjmrX9-4HjQ5kovVJcA2Tm6lsODRImXkuaA&e= .

Parking is available at the "Big Oaks" gravel parking area:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_maps_QSazzTYwVRHvNqsy8&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=VouRYjqGtEn6RS34lKCL7sQ8RRuiZDVUv9hgNKpjdyM&s=qJguRiSnqSRySDOkthP1RUGvw_Y3v8qvguKGg13Yr1A&e=

Walk the gated dirt/gravel road (Ridge Road), which is adjacent to the
parking area, for about 3/4 mile southwest (stay left on the main road at
the first "fork") to where the big, open scrubby area is on your right
(west) side. This is an easy, gently sloping road. The bird was up on the
big snags...here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_maps_EDCDv34bZW1MZCaf6&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=VouRYjqGtEn6RS34lKCL7sQ8RRuiZDVUv9hgNKpjdyM&s=6XOJPAYjD1wDdMelfkcujnhmMdwf0Rbi1Bem7RoA3Fk&e= .

Some important notes:

A few deer flies ("yellow flies") are still hanging around, so plan
accordingly.

The National Champs open the season tomorrow evening (Thu. 8/29) just a few
miles up the road in Clemson and traffic in the area for the next couple
days will probably reflect this.

Good Birding,

Kevin Kubach
Greenville/Clemson, SC

 
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