Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5/14/2014 DBs Dailies: Weaner,Kainoa&M38@RI, R018, M&M@WP, Buster & U'ilani@RR

From the Makapuu Overview at 0648 I could see our little weaner foraging amongst the near shore rocks fronting 2BS on Rabbit Island.  It was 1111 before the kid decided to haul out to 2BS. Once again I was lookin’ at a female belly.

 At 0837 I found Kainoa (RN04) just hauling out to the far left end of RI. His N0 bleach is nearly impossible to see anymore, but his newly acquired CC scar over the LFF is a lifesaver.

 On a pan at 1139 I found M38 snoozin’ on the water front rocks of Seal Rock Inlet. He was gone with the rising tide at 1250. I did not see him again today.

 Team Billand reported an overnighted R018 fronting #1707 , White Plains. He would depart at 0904 but was seen “logging” off shore of #1760 for a while thereafter.

 At 0648 the Billands reported M&M heaping abuse on her favorite buoy at White Plains. She would haul out fronting Tower#2 at 0709.

 At 1305 the Billands advised that Eileen had called with the report of Buster (RV08) at the birth beach, and a foraging U’ilani (RN36) off shore at the Reef Runway.

 Our pal Val checked in today with more shots of RK22 and her pup, KP1. Enjoy ! thanks Val!

 The Billands are once again runnin’ late. Check the blog in the morning for their day.

 Kauai's first pup of 2014
RK22 snuggling with the kid  
 great shot... gives you a nice view of momma and baby side by side


madhatter said...

Has anyone ever thought that when a monk seal nostrils are both opened wide it looks like the shape of a heart
Like RK 22's new pup? Love the pictures of mom and pup.

Val said...

Madhatter, I thought the same thing when I saw all my photos (over 300:) of the wee one!!