Wednesday, October 2, 2013
10-2-2013 DB's Dailies: Irma@MB, Kolohe,Duke&UF@RI, Kea@SB, Kaiwi@BF, M&M,Buster@WP, Kerby@Maili Pt, Makaiwi@Makaha, Kekoa@RR
At 0555 I found Irma (R010) right where I’d left her last night. This is D#3 of her Makapuu stay. Molting behavior is pretty much certain . I cordoned her off, and she remains. I picked up the stuff at 1900. Irma remains.
At 0910 I found Kolohe (RW22) at the left end of the beach, Duke (RA12) at Seal Rock Inlet and an U/F at Rocky Right Beach. It was definitely a juvenile female with 2 red tags, but I couldn’t ID her. Since I found out later that Kaiwi was at Buster Flats, and this animal was about her size, I’m hoping for Nani but ???????????
I’d been doing the Kea Kuest all morning, going back and forth between AD and Crappy Cove. Once again it was bull.... luck that I just happened to pull into Crappy Cove just as Kea (RN46) was swimming toward shore, at 1015. He would finally haul out to the water front rocks to the east side of the cove, at 1040. I cordoned him off. Gayle relieved me at 1300, and called at 1353 to advise that Kea was in the water. She and I monitored Kea as he foraged and lolled the entire frontage of the cove, until finally departing at 1613. I found him foraging in the tide pools behind "derelict row", where all the "permanent resident" van dwellers live between the cove and Irma’s, at 1623.
At 1136 Gayle called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at Buster Flats.
Cianna called at 0840 with the report of an animal at White Plains. The Billands would confirm the M&M ID and also advised that M&M relocated to Tower #2 at 1307.
At 0842 Team Billand found Kerby (RW08) at Maili Point.
At 0842 they also reported what they would confirm as Makaiwi (R4DF) at the Makaha Surfside Condos, at 0923.
At 1032 the Billands reported that Buster (RW08) had joined M&M at WP. Buster would depart at 1117.
The Billands called at 1312 to advise that they had heard from Eileen, reporting Kekoa (RK72) at the Reef Runway.
Irma at Dawn
Kaiwi - why don't you go visit your little brother ?
Kea cruising at Sandy's....
Kea has attracted quite and audience
KaiKaina - relieved to see your little self...
and let the molt begin!
Maka'iwi gives you a good look at her back... still no clue what the hell was going on here... but is for sure going to leave her with a good size scar