Date: 8/28/19 5:12 pm
From: Kevin Kubach (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fants Grove WMA (Anderson Co., SC)
Also, for eBirders: Fants Grove WMA is an eBird Hotspot, so please log any
reports accordingly (to the "Fants Grove Wildlife Management Area," not the
similarly named "Waterfowl Area").

Kevin Kubach
Greenville/Clemson, SC

On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 8:05 PM Kevin Kubach <kmkubach...> wrote:

> 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:
> .
> Parking is available at the "Big Oaks" gravel parking area:
> 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 .
> 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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