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ECUADOR 2019 -  DAY 5


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We left Sachatamia Lodge for the ride back to Quito and another night with Mercedes at the Puembo Birding Lodge.  

After we ate breakfast and checked out, we took a walk on the Mindo River Road.  I was on the lookout for hummingbirds, but this walk was mostly for the NHB's (non-hummingbirds).  I took pictures of the birders looking at a NHB.

On the way back to Quito, though, we stopped by the side of the road to look for hummers that like to feed on the flowers growing there.  Marshall Howe, one of our group members with eyes like a hawk, spotted a female Purple-collared Woodstar (Myrtis fanny) way up the slope feeding on the flowers.  Way to go, Marshall!  Hopefully someday I will be a little closer to one to get better pictures, and I have yet to see the beautiful male.

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