Monday, September 30, 2013

9-30-2013 Lesley and Diane Hike Windward Side and Find La'akea at Turtle Bay

RK82 La'akea 
 Lean mean and green... well maybe not mean :-)

9-30-2013 DB's Dailies: Irma@MB, Buster@BH&SB, Kea@AD, Duke,Kolohe&Aukai@RI, M&M@WP, La'akea@TB, 2UU@RR, Rocky@IRQ

The day began at 0545 as usual and despite lottsa’ lookin’ it would be 0655 before a critter popped up in my life. Photo Tour posse person Alex called at 0655 to advise of an animal at the far right end of Makapuu Beach. She hasn’t done that to me since 4-8-13 , when she did a 3 day stay, but once again it was my #1 girl Irma (R010). I staggered my way to her and cordoned her off. The thought of having to do that again to pick up the stuff tonight is not something I wanna’ think about. I picked up the stuff at 1830. Irma remains.
At 0755 I found Buster (RV08) doing 10 minute dives at Blowhole.
At 0958 Ocean Safety called with the report of a new arrival at Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 0959 (I was waitin’ for the call), I found Buster (RV08) at the east end of SB. Gayle called at 1729 to advise that Buster was gone. She picked up the stuff.
At 1020, on my 3rd check of AD, I found Kea (RN46) snoozin’ on the rocks, 125 yds east of the AD wall. I cordoned him off, and he remains. On my 1556 check he was foraging, and ranged from the 100 yd rock flats to the east point. I lost him at 1730.
At 1104 I found Duke (RA12), 80 ft left of 1BS, and Kolohe (RW22) with Aukai (RL12) at Seal Rock Inlet on Rabbit Island.
Cianna called at 0805 with the report of an animal at White Plains. Team Billand responded and confirmed the M&M (R020) fronting #1707 at 0841.
The next Cianna call came at 1114 with the report of La’akea (RK82), at Turtle Bay. ID was by caller photos.
At 1235 Cianna called to advise that Eileen had called to report a big one and a little one at the Reef Runway. There was no other ID info. My guess would be Ewa Girl & Kekoa but ??????

At 1301 Cianna called with the report of an animal at Iroquois Point. Team Billand confirmed the Rocky (RH58). She was just leaving when they arrived at 1406.

 Kolohe and Aukai
 @ Iroquois 
Rocky at Iroquios

 MM at white plains

Sunday, September 29, 2013

9-29-2013 Luana in the Morning

Luana in the morning was the subject to an email sent by Karen T... I thought what a great song title, now if I only new how to write music, let alone sing :-) Thank you Miss Karen!
In addition there are a couple of late entry shots from Kimo of the little weaner.,,,

Little Luana in da morning
 what kind of things to you find on the beach in da morning
 Little luana snacking in da morning
 Little Luana happy in da morning
Okay so these pictures show Loonie Luana playing with anything she can find... what truly upsetting is this crap is so abundant in our oceans that our wild life spend more time with man made objects than the things mother nature had provided.
 the end

929-2012 DB continued Haupu Pictures from Team Billand

Team Billand finds Haupu at Pokai Bay
 haupu notices little girl... disturbance? 
 Well this is disturbing for sure.... plastic is so dangerous to our marine life

9-29-2013 DB's Dailies: Irma&Benny@KBP, Kea@SB&AD, Buster@BH,Eternity Bch&SB, Duke&Kolohe@RI, Haupu@Pokai Bay, Rocky&Kekoa(?)@RR, Luana@Mokuleia

At 0545 I found Irma (R010) & Benny (RE74) for the 3rd consecutive day at Kaupo Beach Park. When I got back for my 1122 recheck they were gone. Witnesses who were camping right there said that one was gone at 0700 when they got up, and the other departed at approximately 1100. They could not provide info on who was who. Either way I think the "magic" might well be over.
Marilyn reported Kea (RN46) foraging amongst the rocks on the west end of Crappy Cove, at 0630. She would lose him at 0655, which has the norm each day. I did the 7-10 shift and did not see him. Posse member Robert called at 1000 to advise that Kea was snoozin’ on the water front rocks at AD . When I arrived at 1008 I confirmed the Kea ID,125 yds east of the AD wall, and put up an SPZ.
At 0725 Marilyn found Kaiwi just hauling out at Buster Flats. It was a struggle, but after two attempts she finally made it.
Marilyn was on a roll. At 0837 she reported Buster (RV08) doing 8 minute dives at Blowhole. That would not be the end of Buster. Cianna would call at 1026 with the report of an animal at Eternity Beach. When I arrived I had about 1 minute with Buster before he was run off by a couple of idiots. He would do a few dives at Blowhole, and then at 1135 Cianna would call again to advise of a newly arrived animal to the east end of Sandy Beach. Of course I found Buster waiting for me at 1143. I cordoned him off and he remains.
At 1216 from Makai Pier, I found Duke (RA12) & newly returned from his west side adventures, Kolohe (RW22) together fronting 1BS on Rabbit Island.
Cianna called at 1216 with the report of an animal at Pokai Bay. Team Billand confirmed the Haupu (RB24) ID at 1254.
Cianna called again at 1335 to advise that Eileen had called to report 2 animals at the Reef Runway. The large one she characterized as having white at the tip of the left fore flipper (my vote is Rocky), and the small one she thought was Kekoa, but could not see the tags.

Kimo sent photos of La'akea (RK82) at Turtle Bay today. He & Karen Turner also saw Luana today at the pup site.

Buster and some on lookers...
 I guess he wasn't close enough ... calling all seals... jump up, show your teeth, let these people know they are too close!
 run Buster run 
 Kaiwi's impression of a salmon swimming up stream 
 and like the salmon she makes it
 ka ka ka KEA! 
 Duke and Kolohe on Rabbit Island ... wonder if Kolohe is sharing his adventures with Pohaku with little Duke... 
 La'akea at Turtle Bay
 Luana .La'akea.. trying to read... she probably understand it better than most people... just saying
 silly seal