Tuesday, January 1, 2013
1-2-2013 DB's Dailies: Aukai,Kolohe&U/F@RI, Buster@SC, Benny,Kermit,M&M,Makaiwi@WP,Pohaku@Sec, RI37@Laie
Happy New Year to All ! As I've learned over the years, this morning is always an unbelieveable mass of humanity and cars covering every inch of the SE quadrant coastal area, fullfilling some primordial need to watch the sunrise on this day. It was a ZOO out there! Thankfully, Buster was gone from Sandy Beach. We would find him doing 6 minute dives at Spitting Cave, at 0850.
Rabbit Island observations were a challenge today, due to crappy weather and limited visibility. At 0735 we found an U/U high on the beach at Rocky Right Beach, RI. The critter disappeared behind the water front rocks.
At 0751, what I believe to be a different animal hauled out and moved up and into the Morning Glory fronting 1BS, on RI. Once again an ID was not possible, but my dollar is on Nani ????? This animal would be gone when I got back to the pier.
When I got back to Makai Pier at 1036 I found Aukai (RL12) tucked in amongst the vegetation to the left side of Rocky Right Beach, on RI. She would remain there all day.
At 1042 Kolohe (RW22) and a small, red tagged , U/F hauled out together at Left Greenery, on Rabbit Island. They remained there together the rest of the day. Lack of visibility, non movement, and Kolohe blocking my view of the little female, all contributed to my need to end the day with an U/F ID. It was most definitely either Nani or Kaiwi, but I just couldn't see what I needed to see to make the call.
At 0735 Team Billand checked in with the report of Benny (RE74) fronting #1708, and Kermit (R012) & M&M fronting #1707, White Plains.
They would call again at 0940 with the report of Makaiwi (R4DF) at LG Tower #1 at White Plains.
The Billands reported Pohaku (RO28) at Secrets at 1100.
Dana called at 1537 with confirmation of RI37 in Laie.
Kolohe and U/F
Buster at Spitting Cave
Benny @ White Plains
Pohaku at Secrets