Saturday, August 31, 2013

8-31-2013 DB's Dailies:

At 0550 I found Kea (RN46) lolling in his nook, tide pool at the rock flats 200yds east of the wall. He would leave the tide pool at 0818 and begin a leisurely swim/ forage session heading west. He would haul out to his usual snooze rock at the rock flats, 100 yds east of the wall at 0939.
During the morning there would be two brief visits from Benny (RE74). He swam through checking the spot were Kea had been yesterday, but not finding anybody continued on to the east. At 0957 he would once again swim through, again checking the beach but finding nobody, and once again continued east. That was not to be the end of Benny. At 1124 Tati called with the report of an animal at Kaupo Beach Park. When I arrived witnesses said he had swum through but people lining the shore would not allow him to haul out, and the animal departed. While I was talking with the witnesses at 1140, Benny made a return visit. Once again the adoring hordes would not allow him to haul out, lining the shore with their camera/phones in hand. I honestly don’t think he had hauling out in mind anyway. He was simply checkin’ for chicks, and finding nobody he continued the adventure.
Surfers at the AD break reported Benny in the line up at 1300.
At 1333 Ocean Safety reported an animal at Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1337, of course I found Benny !
Sandy Beach lifeguards reported Benny’s departure at 1449. He tried to haul out to the far east end but the masses wouldn’t allow it, and he departed.
At 0640 Team Billand reported M&M (R020) at Kalaeloa Campgrounds. She would be run off by fishermen, but returned at 1648.
At 0936 the found Kolohe (RW22) at Secrets.
Lesley called at 1206 to report that she had spent with morning with R912&Pup, and also did th Ka’ena Pt trek, finding Ka’ena (RO40) at Ka’ena’s Pool, at the end of the world.
Team Billand reported Pohaku (R020) at Maili Pt at 1648.
The Billands reported that RIP (RR70) had joined M&M at Kalaeloa Campgrounds.
At 1813 the Billands reported that RIP had lots of fishing line wrapped around his transmitter. Much had been cut away, but they said 30 ft or so remain. I don't know if I missed it or not but I didn't see any of the photos of this.... not sure if there were any photos... hopefully the matter was handled and RIP is free from any tangled lines

Check the blog in the morning for the Billand's day.

Benny on the prowl at ADs
 then Benny hits up Kaupo Beach Park
 And finally makes his way to Sandy's for a rest
 Benny sure knows how to get around especially at the beginning of a long holiday weekend 
 Kea hitting his fav spots
 R912 and pup... boy this kid loves nursing... it's tail is always up in the air...!!!
 Okay so is that a little bleach mark at the flipper tip?
 okay mom's tail is in the air.... maybe it's genetic ?
 Had the whole place to himself

1 comment:

barbara said...

Rip left, I had no photos of Rip.

He still has lots more fishing line around his transmitter, but the fishermen did manage to cut couple of hundred feet of line from RIP. Rip reentered water and left area. M and M remained with hundreds of folks still on shore.

Thanks Allan R. for being there for RIP, and to the man who cut the lines.

Hope we can relocate RIP this morning.