Saturday, August 17, 2013
8-17-2013 DB's Dailies: Irma&Kea@Irma's&AD, Kaiwi@BF, Kolohe&Pohaku@PC, M&M&RIP@KCG, R5AY@Laie
We arrived at Irma’s at 0600 to find Irma & Kea (R010)(D#44) 30 ft west of the AD Wall, basically where we’d left them last night. They did at feed at 0610, and then with Kea in the lead they moved down and into the water. The swam outside to the white water, and Irma returned to usher a struggling Kea to the shallows of the tide pool, and then she turned back out to sea and abruptly departed. Weaning occurred at 0734. Kea played in the tide pools on the Irma’s side of the wall until hauling out at 0950, whereupon Chad and Michelle captured him and with help from volunteers transported him to a tide pool, 100 yds east of the AD wall. A new SPZ was established and he was lolling in a tide pool when I departed at 1100. Kea spent the day in the tide pool, venturing near the open waters near the tide pool only once, and returning to the shallows.
At 0816 Jack "at the bay" reported a drive thru critter. There was no other info.
At 0823 Team Billand reported Kolohe (RW22) & Pohaku (RO28) at Paradise Cove. Pohaku’s molt continues. Vikki report the usual crop of idiots. Kolohe departed at 1930. The Billand dealt with divers and the same ol' party line crap about seals stealing all their fish, blah,blah,blah.
Also at 0823 the Billands advised that M&M (R020) was at Kalaeloa Campgrounds, She would be joined by RIP (RR70) at 1209. The Billands also advise that M&M has begun her molt.
The Billands responded to a call about an animal at Tracks but the animal was gone when they arrived. They did however get a report & a photo of the animal being harassed by a male beach goer idiot.
Email from Dera, provided shots of R5AY in Laie today. Thank you Tati for the shots.
At 1248 posse member Alan Hong reported a small animal on the Buster Flats side of Lanai Lookout. It would prove to be Kaiwi (RK96).
2AW (thank you Ken Tingman)
R912 and Pup She hugs her pup a lot.... or keeps a hold on him so it doesn't wiggle away
MM and RIP @ Kalaeloa (thanks Team Billand)
Just seeing all the rods and people it must have been a stressful day
Pohaku looking spotty
Divers at paradise cove.... Kolohe's little head is way in the background just left of center
Photo listed as unidentified unknown... at Tracks
Same with this one... although from this it looks like someone is way too close