Tuesday, April 30, 2013
At 0624 I found Kolohe (RW22) at the left end of Rabbit Island. When I got back to Makai Pier at 0825 I found that Duke (RA12) was also there with Kolohe. They would remain all day.
At 0813 Gayle called with the report of RK36 doing 7 minute dives at Spitting Cave.
Despite many, many hours of panning the beach front, tip to tip I never found Kainoa. I knew that he had to be hiding in plain sight behind just the right rock, but I never got a glimpse of him, until Kolohe decided to help me out. Kolohe entered the water at the left end at 1444 and 2 minutes later, at 1446 he was play with Kainoa, in a tide pool at the left end. The kid had been right there in front of me all along, but I just couldn't see him. He and Kolohe played until Kolohe tired of that and moved on at 1455.
The plan is that Kainoa will get his tags tomorrow. Stay tuned. can't wait to see some closeups of the little porky.
I got word from a reliable source of an animal at Paradise Cove today, but I've heard nothing further, at this writing.
At 1402 Team Billand found RB24 at Guard Rails Beach, Maili.
At 1710 the Billands reported M&M (R020) at #1706, White Plains.
Kolohe and Duke
Aukai at Lanai Lookout
maybe she's waiting for her cousin Kaiwi who was a no show
RB24 at Guardrails
MM at white plains
Monday, April 29, 2013
At 0636 I found Kolohe (RW22) snoozin' in the Morning Glory fronting 1BS on Rabbit Island. He'd last been seen at Maili Pt, on 4-26-13. It's nice to have the boy back home.
At 0942 I found Duke (RA12) at the far left end of the beach. He would be joined by Kolohe at 0942.
At 0954 a new arrival would join, or attempt to join the other two. Kolohe and the new arrival had words, and both entered the water. The new arrival would turn out to be Buster (RV08). Kolohe would haul out at Rocky Right Beach, It took some time but I found Buster hiding behind rocks , still at the left end. He would later move into view and he and Duke cruised the rest of the day. Kolohe would rejoin them at 1348, and all was mellow.
Because the older critters are now hangin' out at the left end, little Kainoa has been moved out of that area. Yesterday, and again today he hauled out to 2BS, where he remained all day. Though the shots are horrible, I did manage to get a couple of belly shots showing a definite male belly.
At 0645 Kimo found Kaiwi (RK96) at Spitting Cave. Gayle reported her still there at 1130.
At 0712 the Billands found RIP (RR70) at Maili Point.
At 0813 they reported M&M (R020) at #1708, White Plains.
Dera called at 0901 with the report of R5AY at Punaluu. ID had been by tags.
At 0915 Team Billand found Kermit (R012) fronting #1945, Nimitz Cottages.
At 1422 they found Ewa Girl (RS00) at Wind Sock.
Lesley called at 1518 to advise that she and Diane had seen R5AY at Punaluu, and La'akea (RK82), near Marconi Rd, and Ua' Malie (RT10) at Turtle Bay.
Kainoa little chubby boy
Kolohe, Duke and Buster hanging out leaving the little one out
Kaiwi swimming at spitting cave
R5AY looking good
Momma hanging out with her two daughters in the neighborhood
little sand mask
Big Sister Ua'maile
Sunday, April 28, 2013
At 0639, from the Makapuu Overview I found what would prove to be Duke (RA12) just hauling out at the left end of Rabbit Island. When I got to Makai Pier at 0646 I found that Duke was in the company of what would prove to be Nani (RK60) on the far left end of the beach at RI. Both would remain there all day, however each would move down amongst the rocks, only to reappear with the rising tide.
At 0852 I found Kainoa just hauling out to the water front rocks , 60 ft left of 2BS. Since the other two critters were in the area that Kainoa has been using, I guess it was necessary for him to find some new space. With this early haul out I thought I was really going to score some shots, but alas, all he ever showed my was his butt. He was gone from my line of sight at 1143. I did not see him again today.
At 0650 Kimo called with the report of RK36 at Spitting Cave.
At 0823 he reported that Kaiwi (RK96) had arrived to join RK36. He would report that Kaiwi departed at around 1050. RK36 remained. I saw him on a SC, checking a call from Canadian posse member Darlene at around 1400 .
At 0741 Team Billand reported RIP (RR70) at #1708, White Plains. They would report his departure at 1117. They would report his haul out to the Fire Surf School, at Kalaeloa Campgrounds at 1215.
At 1500 the Billands would report Haupu (RB24) at Nanakuli. She had last been reported on 4-15-13 back on Kauai, but it looks like she is back.
At 1521 the Billands called to say they responding to a call about an animal hauling out at Paradise Cove. They confirmed the Benny (RE74) ID at 1539.
Molokai Di called twice from the back of beyond, on Molokai. At 1148 she reported Noa (R6FI), and at 1209, Mojo (RI17) on Molokai. Tanx Eh !!
noa on Molokai
Kaiwi and RK36 kids playing
so great they're playing together.... at least i hope their playing :-)
Kaiwi bottom's up