Thursday, September 29, 2016

9/29/2016 DB's Dailies: J/M @ Rabbit Island, Benny@Puka Pants, Nanakuli, Kekoa@Maili Pt., RW02@20Min, RIP@30Min, West side KP Trail, Luana@10Min Bch, Ka'ena@Ka'ena Point,

At 0847 I found my little J/M Unknown just hauling out of Seal Rock Inlet on Rabbit Island. His D#4 molt is 20%. He was once again the only RI resident.

 On a routine pan at 0848 I happened to spy a Glass Ball floating a couple of hundred feet off shore of RI. Many years of familiarity with the currents told me that there was a good chance it was headed my way so I kept an eye on it. 3 hrs & 5 mins later it made it to just off shore just west of Makai Pier. I gottum’ Yahoo !!!

 At 0529 Team Billand called with the report of Benny (RE74) at Puka Pants Beach, Nanakuli. He would depart at 0546.

 At 0750 the Billands found Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point.

 A Tammy T., text advised that she and hubby Dave were back from vacation (welcome home) and trekking to the End of the World. At 1020 they reported Luana (RN58) at 10 Min Beach, and at Ka’ena Point, Ka’ena (RO40).

 Barbara reported RW02 at 20min at 1419. At 1429 she found RIP (RR70) at the 30min mark.

 I was happily surprised when ValMail arrived this afternoon, as always, but the shot just made my day. Diane Pike & Val Bloy are two of my favorite people on the planet. They began as a Molokai duo, opening the eyes of everyone to the Molokai Monk Seal cast, but Val & hubby Ron relocated to Kauai. The world is a better place when these two are together!!

 okay so this is the glass ball in the water.... where's the picture of the catch... details we want to see details :-)

HMMA Update from September 28th

At 0500 Steve checked in with a report of Rocky (RH58) at Kaimana Beach. Rocky was making her way toward the shoreline and by 0735 she departed. At 0530 a report came in about a seal at Puka Pants Beach. Barbara could not make an ID due to the seal's departure. At 0806 Don received word that a Honey Girl (R5AY) was in Hauula across from the fire station. Diane responded and confirmed the Honey Girl ID. At 0909 a report came in about a small swimming seal at McKenzie Beach at Turtle Bay. Dr. Tom believed the seal to be Lei Ola. Karen T. responded and confirmed the Lei Ola ID. Lei Ola remained at the same location when Don and Zoe checked on her at 1454. At 0927 a report came in about an unknown seal swimming in the bay at Turtle Bay near the pool side of the hotel. Karen T. responded but found no seal. At 1556 a report came in about a seal in Laie across from PCC. Don responded and found Ipo (RI37). At 1739 a report came in about a swimming seal in Kuilima Cove. No ID could be made at the time of initial sighting.

 At 1012 Don checked in via email with a report of RK36 at Hidden Beach at Kaena Point. He was making the trek out with Zoe. At 1305 Zoe checked in via email with a report of Kaena (RO40) and RW02 in the tide pools at Kaena Point. Diane checked in via email. She responded to a text by Don for R5AY at Hau'ula across from fire station. At 0930, Honey Girl was high up on the beach and visible from the street. Honey Girl was still there when Diane was relieved by Jennifer at 1400.

 Karen T. checked in via email from McKenzie Pool. Karen responded to a report of a seal at McKenzie Pool at 0952. Dr. Tom reported that he had seen a bright red object in the seal's mouth. When Karen arrived the object was gone and she was foraging normally, emerging once with a stick. Lei Ola hauled out at 1025.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

9/28/2016 DB's Dailies:

When I arrived for my first Rabbit Island look at 0825 I found the same molting, unknown J/M at Seal Rock Inlet, and an unknown J/F at 1BS. The female would enter the water at 0830 and I did not see her again today. The male entered the water at 0922 and hauled out to the same location at 1032. His D#3 molt is 15%.

 Team Billand checked in at 0530 with the report of an U/U at Puka Pants Beach, Nanakuli. The animal would depart at 0557. No ID was possible, in the dark.

 At 0810 they reported Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point. RIP (RR70) was the Billand’s next find at Makua Cliffs.

 On her way to Ka’ena Point , Barbara reported Ka’ale (RH32) at the 20Min mark on the west side KP trail. She He was still there on Barbara’s trek back.

 At Ka’ena Point she found RW02 & Ka’ena (RO40). The boys would have words and apparently RW02 departed, because on her trip back Barbara found RW02 at the 30Min mark.

 Karen Turner sent shots from her Turtle Bay check showing Lei Ola (RH48) at McKenzie’s.

 Lei Ola
crowd at Ka'ena Point
 RW02 and Ka'ena
 he's just too darn cute
R5AY aka Honey Girl - thank you Diane :-)
 wish there were more of these around