Thursday, July 18, 2013

7/-18-2013 DB's Dailies: Irma&Pup(D#14)@AD, Buster@Eternity Beach, Kainoa@RI

Lesley and I had the first pup site shift, and it was a busy little morning. Marilyn & I arrived at 0600 to find Irma & Pup snoozin’ 20 ft from the upper fence line of the west end extension built yesterday. They were 10 ft west of the old west fence line which I haven’t been able to dismantle yet since they are right there. They moved down at 0648 , and were both in the water at 0703, staying in the shallows , with a rising tide and a new south swell. Mostly they were angled back toward the east, and I was hopeful of a return to the tide pool, but nope... it was not to be. At 0810 they hauled out in line with the old west fence line and did a feed and a snooze. At that point I was called away on another response, but at 0933 Lesley called requesting signs and rope, because Irma & Pup were swimming 100-200 ft west of the west end fence extension. I hurried back and upon arrival found them swimming back within the established SPZ. They would haul out and do a feed at 0957. The log shows 3 additional feeds, and lots of snooze time. They spent time at the water line, but apparently did not do another swim.
At 0820 posse member Danny called with the report of an animal at Blowhole. When I arrived at 0826 I found Buster (RV08) on the beach down in the Eternity Beach Cove, on the west side of the Blowhole Lookout. He was already surrounded by the "adoring hordes", and he was back in the water very soon thereafter. I thought he had learned his lesson, but nope, he hauled out again the rock area on the west side of the cove, where he has remained the rest of the day. I have no clue what is going on it that boys mind that would make him think this is a good idea ?????? The location is a total nightmare, but this is his second haul out here. Buster was gone at 1719.
At 0640 Team Billand called with the report of Pohaku (RO28) alone at Paradise Cove.
At 1031 the Billands called from the Reef Runway to advise that Ewa Girl (RS00) was on the birth beach, and little U’ilani was further down , near Gate #315,
At 1242 Team Billand called to say that one of their posse had reported a 2nd seal now at PC. It would prove to be RIP (RR70).
At 1700 I found Kainoa (RN04) at Seal Rock Inlet on Rabbit Island.

On this anything but routine day, the real highlight came with afternoon email from Val Bloy !!!!!! Yes........ Val is BACK !! Well, kinda’/sorta’ back. She & Ron are Kauai guys now, but that is soooo much better than some place over the rainbow called NebWrasska ( or maybe it was Nebraska, I’m not sure). Anyway WELCOME HOME !!!! In true Val form she sent photos of today’s encounter with Rocky (RH58) and pup on Kauai. I’d had Rocky penciled in as maybe weaning yesterday, but obviously that is not the case, though I’d say by her shots that it will be in her very near further.  Welcome HOME Val!!! good to have you back where you belong!

Irma and pup in the early morning light 

 Buster at Eternity Beach... 
 Buster you could sit and bark you know!
 Back for more punishment
 Rocky and her very healthy kid 
 Momma Rocky looking good.... and she has her signature raccoon eyes.... ie. Rocky Raccoon!

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