Monday, December 5, 2016

12/5/2016 In Addition: Right Spot @MCBH

Thank you Anissa K... and yes she's making this a habit!

12/5/2016 DB's Dailies: Kolohe,Kawena, Mojo&JM@Rabbit Island, Buster@Sandy Beach, Benny@Paradise Cove, Kerby@Maili Point, Unk@Ka'ena Point

At 0740 on my 1st look at Rabbit Island, I found Kolohe (RW22), 30 ft right of 1BS , and what would later prove to be the J/M Unknown, and Kawena (RH36) in the grass behind Seal Rock Inlet. 

At 0845 a call from a posse member brought word of an animal at the east end of Sandy Beach, tucked into the Naupaka. When I arrived at 0852 I found Buster (RV08) and contacted the Hotline. 

When I got back to Makai Pier at 0915 I found that another animal had joined the RI cast, at 2BS. It would prove to be Mojo (RI17). ID was by his NB top, left side on his head.

 Team Billand reported Benny (RE74) at Paradise Cove, at 0627.

 At 1129 the Billands reported Kerby (RW08) at Maili Point.

 Barbara found a mostly submerged animal at Ka’ena Point. No ID was possible.

 Kawena and JM
 not sure what is happening here... but one dude is for sure too close for comfort
Benny... GREAT photo Barb!
Adult Unknown

Sunday, December 4, 2016

12/4/2016 In Addition: Right Spot at MCBH

Thank you Anissa K. for the additional update on Right Spot

12/4/2016 DB's Dailies: Kolohe@Rabbit Island, Pohaku@Paradise Cove, RW02@Ka'ena Point, Right Spot at MCBH

I arrived at Makai Pier a 0730 to find Kolohe (RW22) snooin’ just right of 1BS. It was a rainy, crappy day and Kolohe and I had the world all to ourselves, until one idiot decided to ignore the “Keep Off Island” signs at 1050. He was 100% responsible for the hurried departure of Kolohe at 1100. I made the DOCARE call, of course, and the guy and his two buddies (who had not landed) were met upon their return to Makai Pier.

 Team Billand checked in at 0604 with the report of Pohaku (RO28) at Paradise Cove.

 At 1000 a Lusi Perry text advised that she was at Fort Hase Beach, MCBH with Right Spot (R016). 

At 1450 Team Billand found RW02 at Ka’ena Point.

 hmmmm Glad DOCARE nabbed him
Right Spot at MCBH
 does my butt look big?
 a Whale Tail

Saturday, December 3, 2016

12/3/2016 In Yesterday's News: Jason O'Rourke Hangs out with Honey Girl

Thank you Jason... once again some great photos... thanks for sharing
 Honey Girl sweet grandma and mother

12/3/2016 In Addition: Lesley's Ka'ena Point Monitoring

I started the hike to the point very late today and went solo.
At 10:30 I found 2 seals @ the 10 minutes Beach (Mokuleia).
R303 “BG” was a quick ID by her size, sex and scars.
The other seal drove me crazy. I even though it could be “Holokai” due to his size beside “BG”. Pictures showed me an “O” – I stood around for 2 & ½ hours and left to the point with a doubt: “could it be RW08 “Kerby” or RO40 “Ka’ena”?
He wasn’t giving me any scars or marks, his fur was all messed up and he looked so small beside “BG” and very skinny
Short story on my way back, the light was on my side and the seal was on his belly ID was confirmed RO40 “Ka’ena”
Hard to believe nearly 9 to 10 years seeing him at least once a week and he made me spend so much time to ID him !!!
Out at the point I found R3CU on the rock island in the MainPool and R330 “Squinty” on the shore line of the pool. I also took me a little while to ID him due to his position. He’s full of dings, scratches and scars but his little NB on hind flipper gave him away. Till I got to see him open his eyes and see the white left one.
The point looks like a popcorn field Albatrosses everywhere. On the way out there was 1 female with 4 males courting her (a bird expert told the 1 to 4 part).
Whales blowing everywhere. What a treat!

I made it back home just as light was fading.
Thank you Lesley !!!
 RO40 & R303
 Ka'ena if he were Italian this would take on a whole new meaning :-)