violet-ears, sabrewings, brilliants, and mountain-gems. Its thorntail-like long tail (often held cocked up) is apparent in the pic as is the very noticeable (and fairly unique) white flank spot. Next is a better view of that giant fat olive hummingbird on the right of the above pic.
The woods had a ton of flowers, it was no surprise hummingbirds were well represented.
By early afternoon activity had definitely tailed off. I would happily have stayed another day, but I had to move on to my conference on the Pacific coast. The drive back down was an adventure. The roads up to Monteverde had been fairly dubious; mostly unpaved with plenty of twists, hairpins, and pick-up trucks flying around the corners. I took a much smaller (straighter road down). Smaller and straighter meant A LOT steeper; I spent a good amount of time in 2nd (and 1st gear) braking down a rough two-track that I'm not totally convinced I could have gone up if I'd wanted to (which likely explained why aside from a single four-wheeler I met no oncoming traffic). I was ok with that though, and it meant I could stop when Gray-crowned Yellowthroats teed up at roadside.