Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6-3-2014 DB's Dailies: Kea@BH, Pua,Duke,Kainoa&U/U@RI, Kaiwi@KK, Aukai@LL, Kolohe@L#1, Nihoa@GR, M&M@WP, Makaiwi@Kona

At 0615 I found an overnighted Kea (RN46) , once again at the cove on the Sandy Beach side of the Blowhole Lookout. This was D#3 of this stay. He was reported gone by Gayle on her 1309 check.

 At 0659 on my first look at Rabbit Island I found what would prove to be Duke (RA12) at the far left end of the beach. ID was by is mid body ventral CC scar, and 2 red tags. He entered the water at 0937 and I did not see him again.

 At 1135 I found Pua (RF34) just hauling out to the left end rock flats at RI. When I got back to the pier at 1423 I found that she had relocated to the Pua sized rocks fronting 1BS, on RI.

 At 1138 on a pan I found Kainoa (RN04) just hauling out at mid Middle Cliff, on RI.

 At 1149 he was visited by an adult sized U/U for just a few moments. No ID was possible. The animal reentered the water at 1154 and I did not see it again.

 At 1228 Gayle called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at Irma’s Grotto, Kokee Flats, Portlock. I confirmed the Kaiwi ID at 1238. Linda Nichols reported Kaiwi gone at 1605.

 At 1238 Gayle called again to report Aukai (RL12) at the Lanai Lookout cove. I arrived at 1300 to confirm the Aukai ID.

 Team Billand called at 0741 to advise that they were responding to the call of an animal at Lagoon#1, KoOlina. They found nothing on arrival, however a witness (Jeannie) showed them shots of Kolohe (RW22).

 At 1050 the Billands reported Nihoa (R912) at Guard Rails Beach, Maili.

 At 1301 the Billands found M&M (R020) fronting Tower#2 at White Plains. A witness advised that there had been 2 animals, 20 minutes earlier, but no additional critters were found.

 Kona Lifeguard posse member Joy Mills-Ferren called at 0705 with the report of what would prove to be Makaiwi (R4DF) at the King Kamehameha Hotel in Kona, B.I. She had last been reported on 3-3-14 in Kona. He last sighting on Oahu came on 2-2-14 at 2E in Waikiki. Love getting up dates from the outer islands.... especially about our Maka'iwi!

 Aukai at Lanai Lookout
 Kainoa and UU
 Pua among the rocks
 Kaiwi at kokee flats
 Kea at blowhole
 MM at white plains 
 she's looking good... beautiful picture of her
 nihoa 912 at guard rails

1 comment:

madhatter said...

Yaaa Glad to hear that Maka'iwi has been seen maybe she will make her way back to Oahu hopefully she has been hangin with IRMA!!!