Walt Childs and I went back to Higland County for the second time this month, but this time birded entirely in the eastern part of the county, staying east of McDowell, Virginia.
We didn't see many birds, and ended up with about 20 or so species. There were quite a few juvenile birds, and the best bird we saw was an Ovenbird at a higher, forested elevation. We saw one juvenile thrush that was deep in shadow. Its spotted back clearly meant that it was a juvenile, but Hermit Thrush, Wood Thrush, and Veery are all posible species.
Juvenile male Rose-breasted Grosbeak