Heat Wave Continues

At 7am, when Chester and I walked along the Red River this morning, the temperature was 23C and with the humidity it feels like 29C.  That translates to 84.2F.  They are saying 37C this afternoon which is 98.6F – wow!

When it gets this hot, everyone is running their air conditioners and/or fans and there is always the danger of hydro going off due to overload.

There were ducks all over the place today, but I limited my pictures of them a bit.  The duck population on this part of the Red River has had a population explosion with several successful families this year.  🙂

The beavers seem to be expanding their lodge already too and managed to put one of the main beams in place last night.

Young Mallard July 19
Young Mallard July 19

I wonder when the young male Mallards start to show some adult markings.

Young Wood Ducks July 19
Young male Wood Ducks July 19
Beaver Lodge - main beam for expansion
Beaver Lodge - main beam for expansion

I think it took a fair amount of beaver power to get that log up there.

Since we were a little later walking today, I was thinking the beavers had all gone to bed, but as we were walking away, one was swimming towards home – guess he went out drinking with the boys after all that hard work.

Beaver July 19
Beaver July 19

On Africam today we have seen lions, a serval (rare),  hippo, warthogs, nyalas, impalas, wooly-necked storks, skinks, vervet monkeys and more.  Click here to see today’s pictures.