Monday, April 18, 2011

Warblers and Vireos

Well where do I start?  Before I get on to the more important parts, I have to tell you the "oh woe is me" story.  It started over a month ago with my first mishap.  While walking down the stairs heading to the couch with laptop in hand, looking forward to viewing my favorite bird blogs I tripped and yes my laptop went ahead of me.  In slow motion stair after stair went before me and so goes the laptop.  It hit the wall and then two steps before crashing on to the hardwood floor.  I didn't make it that far.  I was alone, but still stood up and looked around with that embarrassed look to see if anyone saw my Dick Van Dyke style spill.  I was fine, but I can't say the same for my laptop.  The LCD screen was a mess. 

It took me a few weeks to get the LCD screen from Amazon, but the installation was a breeze.  Shortly thereafter my laptop got the Windows Restorer virus.  The virus makes it appear as if your hard drive has been wiped clean by hiding everything.  Yikes...I back everything up on an external hard drive, but I hadn't had time to back up a recent trip.  So that took me a week until my friend John Elliott figured it.  Bless him! 

All is well now so on with the show.

I recently had a business trip back to Louisiana.  I hit the shore a week or two before the full force of migration so no "fall outs", but really had an amazing experience.  Fortunately no sign of the oil on the shores.   I'll have a few weeks of posting from this trip.  Today is warblers and vireos.  Most of these photos are from Grand Isle located approximately two and half hours south of New Orleans.  Great place to bird..but not alot of quality accommodations.  Its along way down there though too.   

Palm Warbler

Yellow-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Prothonotary Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Stayed tuned for more Louisiana Birding.  I took over 2000 photos.  Couldn't stop clicking


forestal said...

glad you could save the files. Super shots.


troutbirder said...

Beautiful warblers. Wow!

Cynthia White said...

Wonderful pics :)

Nature Goddess said...

Wow! Beautiful shots Tucker. It must have felt so wonderful to be treking through the woods and taking pix of these gorgeous birds...LUCKY!! After such a long winter, I look forward to their arrival(with childlike anticipation). Setting up my feeders for their arrival in my backyard! I look forward to your other pix too!

Nature Goddess said...

I love the last two shots of the warblers! Yellow...such a spring color!

BirdingGirl said...

Great pics John! I got really excited at first and thought these birds were Bridgewater- haha What a great job you have- you're really lucky to get to travel to these PRIME spots.

Cynthia White said...

Gorgeous pics!