Monday, February 8, 2016

2/8/2016 Holokai @ Turtle Bay

Little guy on hid own.... nice to see smooth sand and no foot prints

2/8/2016 DB's Dailies: RG32,Kainoa&Kimo Kai, DB, Kekoa@Maili Point, Team Billand,Rocky@Kaimana Beach,Karen Rohter, Holokai@Turtle Bay, Diane Gabriel

On my first look at Rabbit Island, at 0711, I found what would prove to be RG32, well up in the Morning Glory, above the log, left of 1BS.

 When I got back at 0840 Kimo Kai (RT12), and Kainoa (RN04) were just hauling out and moving up toward the log. RG32 would move down to join them. At 1020 all three would move down to the water line at the left end of the beach. After a short stay, RG32 would move back up to the log. The other two entered the water, and hauled out again to the log, at 1107. All would remain the rest of the day.

 A Colleen text at 0800 advised that Rocky (RH58) had overnighted at Kaimana Beach. She also said that 5-0 was shooting nearby. Bookum’ Rocky! Colleen said she was still there on the 1230 check.

 At 1220 Team Billand checked in to report Kekoa (RK72 at Maili Point.

 Diane Gabriel reported Holokai (RG40) at the Keiki Pool at 1541.

 Kimo Kai, Kainoa and RG32 
Rocky at Kaimana Beach

Sunday, February 7, 2016

2/7/2016 DBs Dailies: U/M@Rabbit Island, Right Spot@Sandy Beach, Pohaku@Nanakuli, RIP&Kekoa@Maili Point, Rocky@Kaimana Beach

Heat distortion at the interface of the cold North winds and the warmer water, made for impossible ID conditions at Rabbit Island. I found an animal behind Seal Rock Inlet, and I could see that it was a male, with a probable new coat, but it was not possible to see markers.

 At 1150 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal at the east end of Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1203 I found Right Spot (R016) and cordoned her off. She remains at dark.

 At 0924 Ocean Safety called with the report of an animal at Zablan Beach, Nanakuli. The Billands responded and confirmed the Pohaku (RO28) ID at 0934. Melina reported her departure at 1642.

 At 1125 they called with the report of Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point.

 At 1147 they had another Maili Point report. This time it was RIP (RR70) foraging off shore. Kekoa would later return to the water to forage with RIP.

 A 1649 Dana text advised of Rocky (RH58) at Kaimana today . I have no other info.

 Right Spot at Sandys
Kekoa and Rip
 little man showing of his manly parts
Pohaku at Nanakuli

Saturday, February 6, 2016

2/6/2016 DB's Dailies: Kimo Kai@Rabbit Island, Right Spot@Kuapo Beach Park, Benny@White Plains, Kolohe,RW02&RL42@Ka'ena Point, RIP&Kekoa@Maili Point, Holokai@Turtle Bay & Ua Malie@Campbell Wildlife Refuge

It was a heavy duty overcast day in the SE quadrant, making Rabbit Island observations a challenge. Like Yogi said today of Deja Vu all over again for me. At 0900 I found Kimo Kai (RT12) hauling out and moving up to the log, left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. He was once again the only RI resident, and once again I could see his N13 bleach, but the camera couldn’t.

 At Hotline call from Joanne at 0923 brought the report of an animal at Kaupo Beach Park. I zipped down there and at 0929 found Right Spot (R016), floating in the shallows with her head on a rock pillow, mostly submerged. As the tide began to come up she began a slow cruise of the pond made by the two fingers of rock at Kaupo.
She often came quite close to the beach to the delight of beachgoer. I was a busy little beaver following her travels and placing signs fronting her location, just in case. Finally , at 1140 she hauled out to the beach directly fronting the largest group on the beach, which was a birthday party, with lots of kids. The kids and the adults became great posse members. I’m sure it was birthday celebration all will remember. She departed at 1808.

 Team Billand checked in a 0630 with the report of Benny (RE74) at #1708, White Plains. He would depart at 0735.

 Marilyn, Lesley & Philomene did the End of the World trek today, and reported Kolohe (RW22) (I’ve wondering what happened to that guy), RL42 at the Main Pool.

 At 1020 the Billands found Kekoa (RK72)&RIP(RR70) at Maili Point.

 At 1051 Diane Gabriel called with a great find. She was with Ua Malie (RT10) at the Campbell Bird Refuge. She walked from Turtle Bay....and back. My knees are aching just thinkin’ about it.

Gina Walker reported Holokai (RG40) at the Elbow, Turtle Bay at 1330. Apparently, he had hauled out around 1100. Diane visited him also on her trek. Tony advised that he departed at 1613(per Diane). In case you didn’t realize it, those finds were a Mom and son situation !

 Right Spot looking to haul out
 this spot will do just fine 
 OH look it's a party !!!
 Right Spot putting on her party face
 okay she's not impressed... just going to catch some zzzzzz
 wound looking good
Kolohe, RW02 and RL42
 RW02 and RL42