Wednesday, February 26, 2014
2-26-2014 DB's Dailies: 1 U/M&1UU@RI, Kolohe,Kerby&RIP@Maili Pt, Kermit,Haupu&EG@WSK, Lona@Keaau's
Rabbit Island observations were near impossible today because of the cold north winds and the heat distortion they cause. Though I had a juvenile size animal haul out and disappear behind the water front rocks at 1122, and finding an adult sized male at mid Middle Cliff, who departed at 1234, I was never able to see either well enough to make an ID.
Melanie and I were out there in the SE quadrant but we found no other critters.
I don’t recall the time by M&M (R020) was at Tower 2, White Plains.
At 0912 Team Billands reported what would prove to be Kolohe (RW22) & Kerby (RW08). At 1458 they would be joined by RIP (RR70). All 3 are good Rabbit Island boys, a long way from home.
At 1040 the Billands advised that volunteer Jean had reported Kermit (R012) at Wind Sock.
At 1103 Jean would report Haupu (RB24) hauling out to join Kermit. According to volunteer Trudy, they would depart at 1345.
Also at 1345 Trudy advised that Ewa Girl (RS00) had now hauled out to Wind Sock. She would depart at 1820.
Volunteer Debbie called the Billands at 1345 with the report of a large animal at Keaau’s. The Billands confirmed the Lona (R017) ID at 1403.
A 1402 phone conversation with Dana brought word that Meli spent the day at the pup site at Turtle Bay, on her own. Hopefully, there will be further insight to the blog.
Kerby Kolohe and Rip
Kolohe and Rip
Lona looking long and lean
Grand Dame Ewa Girl
look out dude you are in the presence of royalty