Wednesday, September 19, 2007

While I Was Gone...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
11 comments
Chris Harbard, BOTB, and our local Peruvian guides after an 8-mile hike from Lago el Dorado to Manco Capac on the Yanayacu River.


¡Hola Amigos y Amigas!

I am officially back from being "geographically indisposed." No, I was not running from the law (that's NEXT month) or undergoing delicate surgery that I'd rather not talk about (binocular implants--still experimental but Wow! the results!).

Nope. I was birding in Peru and attending that South American country's first-ever bird-watching fair promoting ecotourism.

Before I get into the trip, I have some muchas gracias' to express. To Zick: I can't thank you enough for wrangling the posse of guest bloggers. Thanks, darling. Besitos!

To the Guest Bloggers: Liz, John, Jim, KatDoc, Sharon, Debby, and Ric I am thrilled beyond belief and very flattered by your wonderful contributions.

I hope that we've swapped some eyeballs on our respective blogs--it seems we have. Please know how much I appreciate your help while I was birding my heiney off in Peru.

Here are a few pix. As soon as I get my feet back under me, I promise to tell you some stories and share more images of my very first trip to South America (continent #4 for me out of 7!).

The kids in the village of Manco Capac loved looking though my binoculars.

11 comments:

On September 19, 2007 at 5:39 PM Trixie said...

I cannot wait to hear all about your trip. And I am thrilled you were not hit by a meteorite (you weren't, right?).

On September 19, 2007 at 5:47 PM Bill of the Birds said...

not that I remember. There WAS this bright light and a loud noise but when I woke up, everything seemed fine. Except that I had gills on my neck for breathing....

On September 19, 2007 at 6:09 PM Anonymous said...

Bill, Bill, Bill of the Jungle! Welcome back. We're anxiously awaiting details about the trip.

On September 19, 2007 at 7:21 PM mon@rch said...

Welcome Home! Peru sounds like a fun place to be birding and what a perfect time to be visiting this amazing area! Can't wait to see more photos and you have some catching up to do on your own blog! Others were doing a wonderful job filling in for you!

On September 19, 2007 at 8:30 PM KatDoc said...

"Welcome back!
Your dreams were your ticket out. ...
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!"

OK, not the best choice for "The Song in my Head," but definitely a great mind worm. Try shaking that one out of your brain while you get reacclimated.

~Kathi, showing her age by knowing the theme song to "Welcome Back, Kotter"

On September 19, 2007 at 8:53 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

Horschak laugh

arrrf arrff arrff

On September 20, 2007 at 6:33 AM Jayne said...

Welcome home Bill. We enjoyed all your guest bloggers, but are glad you are home safe and sound and can't wait to see what you saw there.

On September 20, 2007 at 7:52 AM Mary said...

Glad you are back! We are waiting to see beautiful Peru. I love the idea of binocular implants...hmmm. You are wild.

On September 20, 2007 at 7:51 PM Heron said...

Your picture with smile says it all ! I'm glad you had a great time in Peru.
Rumor has it that this was a scouting expedition, so that when you AND JULIE go to Peru, the trip will be planned perfectly. Is that true ?

On September 27, 2007 at 2:16 AM Born Again Bird Watcher said...

Welcome back amigo. It was an honor and a pleasure to be a guest blogger. I hope I didn't lose you too many readers. ;-)


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