Thursday, February 26, 2015

2/26/2015 Honey Girls' Giving Birth Video

Here's the full version of Diane's video that many saw on Hawaii News Now as an edited version. ( the link below will take you to the clip posted on facebook) I am sure the official news clip will be available tomorrow for viewing....

Thank you Diga for the scoop!  Amazing video.... gives us all a chance to enjoy the experience.... Our Honey Girl is something else !!!  


Link to facebook snippet

2/26/2015 DB's Dailies: Kainoa&Mojo@RI, U/U@SC, Haupu@KoOlina Marina, BG, Ka'ena,Luana,RW02,R330&RK36@KP,

The day began at 0645, but it would be 0939 before I logged my first critter. To my happy surprise it would proved to be my 2nd born son, Mojo (RI17) at Seal Rock Inlet, on Rabbit Island. It would take a few hours but I finally saw his natural bleach on the top left side of his head, multiple times confirming the Mojo ID.

 At 1220 Kainoa (RN04) hauled out 50 ft left of 3BS. He moved up and remained the rest of the day. 

Gayle & Melanie roamed through the quadrant today. Thanks guys !! Melanie found an U/U at Spitting Cave at 1308. Though it must be carried as an U/U, my guess, based one of Melanie’s shots, would be Buster, with the scar through his left eyelid, but ??????

The Billands had by far the most interesting day. At 0745 they received a call about an animal in the KoOlina Marina channel. They arrived to find Haupu (RB24) logging in the channel. Boat operators were going above and beyond not do disturb her as she lolling in the channel. All were very aware of her and took great effort to maneuver around her. She would later move to the back of the marina, and spent considerable time hangin’ out at Quentin Kawananakoa’s yacht , and then moving back into the channel. It is amazing to me that Haupu can, in just a coupla’ flipper flaps, move from the garbage of the Maipalaoa canal, to cruisin’ amongst the yachts of the KoOlina Marina. The Billands returned to the KoOlina Marina at 1652 based on a report of a birth in the channel. They found Haupu behaving normally. There was no evidence of anything out of the ordinary having happened. 

Received a Lesley video of yesterday’s events at Turtle Bay. Check it out. Thanks to Lesley for allowing us to join in the moment.

In the Yesterday’s News department, Kimo Smith once again did the after work trek to The End of the World. On 2-25-15 he found BG (R303), Ka’ena(RO40), Luana (RN58), RW02, R330 & RK36 at Ka’ena Point. Thanks to for taking the injured Albatross to the Bird Rehab at Sea Life Park. That was most definitely above and beyond the call of duty. Ya’ Done Good !

UU (could be Buster)
Haupu at the yacht club.... this is too funny

this reminds me of days gone by when little KP2 was on Molokai hanging out at the marina
BG at Ka'ena Point (yesterday's news)
Ka'ena, Luana and RW02
Luana, Ka'ena and RW02

2/25/2015 Highlight of the Day First Pup on Main Hawaiian Islands for 2015

 HOORAY!!!!!!  What wonderful news!  Big MAHALOs to the team of volunteers who were out there and secured the area in record time !!!  Let's hope we have a peaceful and amazing pupping experience.... Thank you Diane G for sharing these amazing photos.... I know you said to pick a couple but... it was soooo hard to choose so I included most of them !! 

 Bun in the oven is all baked and ready. 
 little noodle shortly after birth
 she's such a good momma
 okay this is a smart kid... it usually takes a little bit for them to find the food source...
 you tell 'em Honey Girl  !!
 Okay everyone at once.... AWWWWWWW

2/25/2015 Nani Identified on Moku Nui

Mystery solved.... out Lanikai mystery guest is Nani.... this girl likes hanging out in this neighborhood, when she wants to be seen. Where she goes when she's not here is still a mystery.

great pictures from Nicholas Vargas

2/25/2015 DB's Dailies: Kainoa@RM38@RI, Kea@BH, Haupu&Kolohe@PC, Nihoa@Maipalaoa, R5AY&Pup, NS

At 0920 , on my first look at Rabbit Island I found what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04) in the Morning Glory, 60 ft right of 3BS, and RM38 on the water front rocks on the right side of Seal Rock Inlet.

 At 0959, posse member Bob Ubersax called with the report of an animal in the cove on the Sandy Beach side of the Blowhole Lookout. There had been nobody there on my previous 3 checks. When I arrived at 1010 I found Kea (RN46). He has remained the rest of the day. Marilyn&Gayle did the late check. Kea remained at dark.

 At 0957 the Billands called advising that they had received word of an animal at Paradise Cove. Upon arrival at 1022 they confirmed the Haupu (RB24) ID.

 At 1058 they reported the arrival of Kolohe (RW22) to join Haupu at PC.

 At 1402 the Billands received word of an animal at the Maipalaoa Canal. When they arrived at 1440 they found a hauled out Nihoa (R912). Madhatter advised that Nihoa departed at 1811, due to Idiots !  
I’ve saved the best for last. The highlight of the day was a DanaText at 1430 advising that Honey Girl (R5AY) had just pupped on the North Shore!!! This is pup #9 for this girl !! Shots are from the NOAA Facebook site, unknown photograph. Well.... it’s not exactly not last.

 In the Yesterday’s News department, I got an email from Nicholas Vargas, a member of Ama’s DOFAW (Dept. Of Forestry&Wildlife)crew. He provided shots of none other that Nani (RK60/61) on Moku Nui on 2-23-15.
 Kea at Blow hole
 First pup of 2015 on the main Hawaiian Islands... Honey Girl comes through!!! 
 Haupu and Kolohe
 I guess he surprised her.... he should be careful .... she's a big girl
 they had an audience
 Big Momma Haupu
 Nihoa R912