In a panic I went to Henry's Camera Store at Kennedy Commons in Scarborough to see if their recovery software could recover these photos. Luckily, it did recover them and I have since posted them on this birding blog, birdrap.com. Because of this recovery I added fifty new species to our Photographic Life List.
Low and behold, it also recovered photos I thought I had lost, that I took over 1 1/2 years ago in the San Francisco area, when we were also birding with a birding guide. These photos included bird species new to our Photographic Life List, which I never took credit for, since I didn't have a photo. I now am adding these photos to the blog and taking credit for them. Also, I am adding photos to the blog where we have photographed the birds before, but not in the ABA area (U.S. & Canada).
This recovered photo of the Black Phoebe is the first one we are adding; it was new to the ABA area. Other recovered photos will follow.