Tuesday, April 23, 2013
4-22-2013 DB's Dailies: Sadie&Pup(D#40)&Nani@RI, RK36&Kaiwi@SC, Kaiwi@LL, Irma@IR, Rocky@Waikiki, Kermit&RP@WP, R5AY@Punaluu, Benny@Nanakuli, Kerby@Maili Pt, Ewa Girl@WSK
I found Sadie & Pup (D#40)(RB12) doing the first of 6 feeds, up in the Morning Glory at 1BS, on Rabbit Island at 0640. The rest of their day would be spent near the water line at the far left end, as usual. The did a morning swim, and snoozed and fed the rest of the day. Still no luck with the pups belly. Viewing conditions were horrible and the kid never showed me anything.
At 1102 Nani (RK60) hauled out 80 ft left of 1BS. She snoozed away the rest of the day. Howling winds and off and on rain made for a snoozin' kinda' day.
At 0852 Kimo called with word that Kaiwi (RK96) had arrived at Spitting Cave. He would call again at 0930 to advise that RK36 had now joined her. At 1117 Kimo advised that they seemed to have departed. I would find Kaiwi, alone at Lanai Lookout at 1330, and at 1415 I found RK36 at Spitting Cave. A late afternoon call from Dera brought news that divers had reported an encounter with Kaiwi at an unknown time, on a dive at "Baby Barges" in Moanalua Bay. The little girl had a busy day.
At 1629 posse member Dennis called to advise of a newly arrived animal at Irma's. When I arrived at 1637 there was Irma R010) waiting for me. I cordoned her off. I picked up the rope at 1930. Irma remains.
Dera called at 0720 to advise of "N11", Rocky (RH58) at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. I know Karen Rohter responded but I have no other word on who the rest of the gang might have been, at this writing.
At 0945 Team Billand reported Kermit (R012) and RIP (RR70) together fronting #1708, White Plains.
At 0956 Dera advised of R5AY in Punaluu.
Ocean Safety called at 1258 with the report of an animal at Nanakuli Beach Park. The Billands confirmed the Benny (RE74) ID.
At 1331 the Billands reported Kerby (RW08) at Maili Point.
At 1622 Team Billand found Ewa Girl (RS00) at Wind Sock.
Rocky hanging out at the Hilton
Kaiwi at Lanai Lookout
Irma at Irmas
The following shots of RK36 and Kaiwi are great example of what "seal play" looks like. They are having fun... however if they were to do this to a person it would result in a serious injury. Plain and simple this is why they have to stay wild and not swim or become comfortable with people in or out of the water. (thank you Kimo for a great series of shots)
Kermit and Rip
Kerby at Maili
Benny at Nanakuli
Grand Dame Ewa Girl
wonder where she'll pup this year?