March 4th

I know it is probably wishful thinking, but it is beginning to feel like spring here.  It was -6C for our morning walk with the windchill making it feel like -14C, but after the winter full of low -30s, it felt quite springlike.  According to the forecast, it is supposed to stay around the same for the next week anyway.  An early spring would sure help us forget the early extreme cold that we had this winter.

At work, we survived the summer daycamp registration blitz, which was nowhere near as hectic as last year’s one.  Some of the people must have actually listened to me as I kept telling them that they did not have to register the first day of registration this year.  I am sure that it will be full again this year, but not as early as it was full last year.

My timing of visits at Africam has not resulted in much to view lately. With all the rain, the animals are just not coming to the waterhole. 😦  Here are the pictures I did get from Africam though.

Hornbills
Hornbills
more frog foamnests
more frog foam nests

Since Wild Earth goes looking for animals for us, we have had a bit more success with them. My twitter duty with Africam is right at dawn, which is when we usually have a morning parade of animals, but there hasn’t been anything to twitter about the last two mornings.

Here are some of the pictures I’ve taken at Wild Earth.

Zebras
Zebras
Elephant
Elephant
Black Backed Jackal
Black Backed Jackal

As I was watching, they switched back to the main waterhole to watch a couple of young elephants playing in the water.  Still pictures really don’t show what they were doing, but here are a couple of pics.

Elephants playing
Elephants playing
Elephants playing
Elephants playing

Now, it is time to head for work.