There were a lot of interesting plants though, no idea on what they are...
We didn't go far down the next road before Alex spotted activity and we bailed out of the bus for a rapidly moving small flock. Spectacled Whitestarts frequently lead the flocks here
This one had several Superciliaried Hemispingus, a new one for me.
There were hummingbirds around. Alex felt this metaltail was a Tyrian, I was voting viridian. The tail looks pretty black to me and the bird pretty green, but he felt he saw color in the tail as it flew in. Definitely a metaltail at any rate.
As is this one.
We had just seen a (female) Rainbow-bearded Thorntail buzz past. I was hoping this was the Thorntail back; in the rain it was hard to see much of anything in the field, but the zoom shows another Viridian Metaltail. As the rain intensified we retreated back down to the lodge for lunch.