Sunday, November 23, 2014

11/22/2014 Maka'iwi at White Plains

the beautiful Maka'iwi hauling out at White Plains
 What do we have here?    A mermaid in the sand
 Maka'iwi checking out everything that's going on...
 and for no apparent reason this young girl felt the need to throw water at the sign.... and from what I understand she did it several times.... hmmmm professional sign cleaner in her future.

11/22/2014 DB"s Dailies: Kea@SB, RK36,Duke,Kolohe&U/U@RI,Kaiwi@CW, Makaiwi@WP, Pohaku@PC

At 0610 I found an overnighted Kea (RN46) in the Naupaka at Sandy Beach. He would galumph down to the lower level of the outfall at 0836, where he has remained. In case you are not counting this is D#40 of consecutive days at SB. Kea remains at dark. Thank You Gayle !

 At 0750 I found RK36, and an U/U at the left end of the beach on Rabbit Island . The U/U was tucked into the cliff, and would later move to the far left end of the rock flats. I think I saw 2 tags on a single hind flipper which might indicate Buster, but ????????? With afternoon lighting I saw a couple of small breaks in RK36's chest. D#1 of his molt has commenced, 1%.

 At 1047 Duke (RA12) would haul out to the left end near RK36. Gayle called at 1047 with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at China Walls. Thank you Gayle !!

 At 1209 on a pan I found Kolohe (RW22) hauling out to the rocks at the left end of RI, near the U/U, where he remained the rest of the day.

 At 0700 Team Billand reported Makaiwi (R4DF) at the fenceline, White Plains.

Melanie checked in at 1329, who was out there on “Access” duty, with the report that Makaiwi was happy and well, and that the crowd was not as insane as usual. The Billands confirmed that she has remained all day.

 A DanaMail advised of an animal at Lanikuhonua, Paradise Cove. A Dana text at 1817 advised that it was Pohaku (RO28). Recieved photo confirmation.

Check the blog in the morning for the Billands day. They are working the dark to dark , with no help shift.

 Duke and RK36 
 Kaiwi at China Walls
 Pohaku at Paradise Cove!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

11/21/2014 Yesterdays' News Haupu and Makaiwi at White Plains (Thujrsday)

 Thank you to Angel for sending and sharing these photos..... and Angel I understand it sometimes gets late .. so no worries...!!  We've grown accustom to "yesterday's news"

 Haupu being adorable
 Lucky we live Hawaii

11/21/2014 Team Billand's Pics

 that scar just shows this species amazing ability to heal... I still can't believe it healed.

11/21/2014 DB' Dailies: Kea&Buster@SB, RK36,Duke&2 U/U@RI, R5AY@Hauula, RI37&Kaikaina@TB, RIP&Benny@KP, RL42&RW02@Makua Cliffs, Makaiwi@WP, Pohaku@Electric Beach

My day was pretty much dominated by Kea, or the lack thereof. He was gone on my 0600 check. After a check of the rest of the quadrant I return to my park bench, with Barbara V., at Sandy Beach from 0745 or so , until 1130. Though there was no Kea I did managed to score a Glass Ball !!!! The first one since 15 years ago. On my 1400 check he still was not there, however at 1427 there was Kea (RN46) snoozin ‘ on the outfall. I cordoned him off. Kimo Smith called at 1643 to advise that Buster had now joined Kea and both were “out of bounds” to the east. When I arrived at 1652 I found that to be the case. An emergency restructuring of the SPZ was required. They both remained at dark. Much Mahalos to Kimo & Gayle !

My Rabbit Island observation time was somewhat limited but owing to the location at the far left end of the island of the cast of 4 critters, getting an ID was difficult at best. I could ID 2 of the 4. They were RK36, and Duke (RA12). The 2 addition animals were both partially visible, and were a new coated U/U, and and old coated U/U.

Team Billand called at 0750 with the report of Makaiwi (R4DF) at White Plains.

At 1257 Dana called to advise that Karen Turner, on her last day in Hawaii before going to some place called Floor Rida ? She found RI37, and Kaikaina (RL54) at Turtle Bay.

An initial call from Dana at 1257 advised that Don and Carola were at Ka’ena point. Once the photos were looked at after their visit the two animals were reported to be RIP (RR70), with no entanglement, and another molting animal said to be a possible Benny. Awaiting photos. Thanks guys, the RIP news is grrrreat !!

Team Billand called at 1423 reporting that the same two animals they’d seen at Makua Cliffs yesterday, were there again today. Once again they confirmed the RL42 ID, and yesterday’s U/U has proven to be RW02.

At 1521 they found Pohaku (RO28) at Electric Beach.

Barbara called to advise that they were having “technical difficulties” getting their photos download. Check the blog in the morning for their day..... I hope.

 At 1613 Dana called with a report of “N7" a Hauula. Photo confirmation from Vicki Leach confirmed the R5AY ID. Thank you Vicki.

  Uncle Buster hanging out with Kea
 Buster camouflage sandy at sandys 
 DB hits the jack pot.... finds a big glass ball and it's still wrapped too!
 Kea thinking he can read.... 
 hmmm white tipped flipper... who could it be?
 R5AY - good to see ya Momma! 
Kaikaina at Turtle Bay
I hope she stays healthy and if she does birth she has a healthy pup