I then walked over to the Mt Randall trail but didn't hear the worm-eating.
I cut back out into the blowout with the early morning light but the warblers were now entirely silent. Towhees were still singing prominently though.
I found a flower I'd never seen before on the Mt Randall trail, Poke Milkweed:
Here's the remains of the turkey egg from the other day:
Juvenile chipping sparrows dawdled a little more than the adults did in the open.
Continuing the drossbird theme a catbird perched up to sing as well.
Finally I recorded a scarlet tanager singing in the pre-dawn. When I listened ot the recording it seemed to be singing more slowly than I think of them, I'll have to record one during the day as well. On the sonogram you can see how the the phrases have a wider range of pitches than the grosbeak's tighter phrases