Date: 8/29/19 5:54 am
From: Kevin Kubach (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fants Grove WMA (Anderson Co., SC)
Good Morning. Another birder and I watched the snags from about 7-8 AM this
morning (Thu. 8/29) and did not see the Olive-sided Flycatcher. We also did
not see much insect activity, so maybe it is waiting for better feeding
conditions.

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:
> 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=rd_weWcSFjk8OVDxM9BEuvSUGLKhCviYv7G4PEr330c&s=je8c3QccZSVX_GPPIABYDJNiee0rVHUUZRsC1JmyMKw&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=rd_weWcSFjk8OVDxM9BEuvSUGLKhCviYv7G4PEr330c&s=AXmAdxIIXudWuwJCif4Hh_d2OjJBG4GHAC7VOXBJkvs&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=rd_weWcSFjk8OVDxM9BEuvSUGLKhCviYv7G4PEr330c&s=QS2bFBtLKtAK50q3vq8pvuflhfiYL1fQvpoNQjVT-j8&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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