Wednesday, July 31, 2013
7-31-2013 DB's Dailies:Irma&Kea@AD, Kainoa@RI, Buster&Ewa Girl@NIM, Haupu@Makaha Cabanas, Pohaku@Electric Beach, Rocky&RIP@ Kokee Flats
We arrived at AD’s at 0600 to find Irma & Kea high on the beach, 150 ft west of the east end fence, and at the Naupaka. We observed Kea nipping at the Naupaka leaves. They would begin their move down at 0650 and both were in the water at 0711. They swam to the west in near shore waters coming as far as in line with our tent, then turning back to the east, and partially hauling out for a water feed 0819. It was the first successful water feed I’d seen them accomplish. Technically they never left the water. At 0850 they resumed their swim, but staying at the tide pool at their location. At 0915 they hauled to just above the water line , 200 ft west of the east fence, and doing another feed from 0915 to 0935. Thereafter it was snooze time until my 1000 departure. The log indicates 2 more water sessions, and 3 feeds through the day. At closing time the pair was moving back up toward the Naupaka to their days starting point.
At 1227 I arrived at Makai Pier to find Kainoa (RN04) at the left end of the beach on Rabbit Island. He was the only observed RI resident today.
Team Billand checked in at 0702 with word of Buster (RV08) and his mother, Ewa Girl (RS00) together at the 1st bunker west of the Nimitz Jetty. I wanna’ believe this was a warm, fuzzy moment between a boy and his Mom, but ??????????
Team Billand called at 1405 to advise that Haupu (RB24) had been at the Makaha Cabanas. Volunteer Charissa Pacheco responded and her photos confirm the Haupu ID. Ya’ Done Good , Charissa ! The Billands advised that Haupu was gone when they arrived.
At 1838 I got a call from a fisherman posse member reporting two animals just hauling out to the small sand beach at the old Kaiser Estate dock at the Kokee Flats. When I arrived at 1853 I found Rocky (RH58) in the company of RIP (RR70). Mystery finally solved.
Irma and Kea
Rocky and Rip
Rocky with her raccoon eyes
Buster and Ewa Girl ( Buster is Ewa Girls' son)
Buster you might be barking up the wrong tree buddy....
Ewa Girl with her distinguishable C scar on her cheek