Collared Redstarts were fairly tame and usually prominent members of the high elevation flocks, though could be by themselves as well.
A Slaty Flowerpiercer demonstrated its feeding behaviour on the way back.
Once it started to cool off the group re-convened and we bussed up into the paramo habitat of scrubby stuff above the treeline. That was probably my only disappointing period of the trip. It was very windy, misting/foggy/horizontally sprinkling with the targets being Peg-billed Finch (seen poorly) and looking just like a flower piercer except with a normal bill, Zeledonia (a skulker that was heard only for the overwhelming majority of the group), Volcano Junco (eventually seen by all though it required repeated stops on and off the bus), and Timberline Wren (again glimpsed by most). I'd have been happier poking around on foot on the trails around the lodge below the level of the clouds and precipitation looking for a lot more colorful targets. But, that being really the only disappointing part of the trip it in no way discolored the whole. And, if I'd skipped the afternoon I wouldn't have seen the Bare-shanked Screech-Owl that was calling spontaneously and taped in by Steven at a stop on the way back down.