Saturday, September 14, 2013
9-14-2013 DB's Dailies: Kea@AD,Kaiwi@BF, Duke&Aukai@RI, Kaikaina@TB, Nihoa,Luana&RW02@Mokuleia, RIP&RK36@KP, Makaiwi@KDDH, Rocky@DH,Ewa Girl@WSK,Irma@NIM, M&M@WP
The day began at 0545 at AD but it would be 0605 before I found Kea (RN46) at is birth site tide pool. He would spend time playing with a frisbee, before heading out to the surf line at 0800. He was heading west, but I lost him off shore of the 100 yd rock flats. At 0815. Posse member Robert told me that Kea had passed him at his fishing spot on the west side of the AD wall at 0823, and he saw him at mid Irma’s (near the traffic light), doing a partial haul out, but moving on . I checked Irma’s and Sandy Beach and then returned to AD, finding nothing. At 1028 posse member "Costco" Momi called to advise "your baby is here". Here being Crappy Cove, at the back entrance to Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1034 Momi advised that he had tried to haul out twice, but the adoring hordes wouldn’t allow it. I walked the rocks between CC and Irma’s and CC & SB, but found nothing. At 1108 Robert called to advise that Kea was back at AD. When I arrived at 1117 he was in line with the wall, heading east. He would swim to his birth site tide pool, and then begin moving back to the west, hauling out to the rock flats, 150 ft east of the wall at 1137. Alison and I put up the cordon and he remains. Just in case you were wondering , as I was, I checked the data. It took Kaiwi (RK96), 84 days to make it to Crappy Cove. Kea did it in 72 days. Kea entered the water at 1814, swimming out for a bit, and then moving to the 200 yd flats at closing time.
At 1212 Gayle found Kaiwi (RK96) at Buster Flats.
At 1246 I found a 50% molted Duke (RA12) at Middle Cliff, and Aukai (RL12) at Seal Rock Inlet, on Rabbit Island.
At 0630 Team Billand reported Makaiwi (R4DF) near the Kalaeloa Deep Draft Harbor. She would be closer to KoOlina in the afternoon.
Colleen advised that Rocky (RH58) had been at Diamond Head at 0815, but gone at 1315. Colleen reported that Rocky was back at DH, at 1500.
At 0956 the Billand reported an animal at Wind Sock. At 1540 they would confirm the Ewa Girl (RS00) ID.
At 1018 they reported an animal at Nimitz Cottages. At 1540 they would confirm the Irma (R010) ID.
At 1000 they reported that Dennis had advised of an animal at White Plains. The Billands would confirm the M&M (R020) ID at 1637.
Marilyn did the Ka’ena Point trek, after a stop to check on Nihoa (R912)&Luana at Mokuleia. She found RIP (RR70) and RK36 at the end of the world.
Dana advised that Karen Turner had reported Kaikaina (RL54) at Turtle Bay.
Looking like like a soon to be weaner...
RW02 making an appearance letting Nihoa (R912) he's ready
Guess he'll just rest and be patient
Ewa Girl (go back to the runway and collect your kid and bring her to the west side)
Thank you Karen for finding her.... i know auntie diane was getting worried... with all the concerns this past week nice to know she's okay