Thursday, October 23, 2014

10/23/2014 DB's Dailies: Kea@SB, Kolohe,Duke,Kainoa,Kaiwi&Buster@RI, T990@Kahala, Haupu@PC&Lani's, Right Spot@MCBH

At 0610 I found an overnighted Kea (RN46) snoozin’ in his favorite Naupaka at the Sandy Beach outfall. He has remained all day. Gayle called a 1733 to advise that Kea had departed.

At 0819 I found a 30% molted Kolohe (RW22) & Duke (RA12) in Morning Glory, left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. They would both move to the water line mid morning.

On pan at 0919 I became aware of a partially visible animal behind the water front rocks, 30 ft left of 3BS. It would require a couple of hours of observation, but Kaiwi (RK96) finally showed me her forehead natural bleach, and her chest scar. She would remain there all day.

At 1147 what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04) hauled out to the left end of the beach. Both Kolohe & Duke galumphed over to join him. Kolohe got prime positioning and began interacting with Kainoa, moving him toward the water. The entered the water at 1220 and play activity commenced. I could only catch occasional glimpses of the action , but ate 1225 I became aware that there were now 3 animal in the action. Kainoa got out of the way and Kolohe and the other adult sized animal had words in the shallows. Kolohe would depart. I later found him hauled out at Seal Rock Inlet. At 1236 Kainoa hauled out at 1BS and close behind ,what turned out to be Buster (RV08)followed. His ID was based on his mottled male belly, and thankfully his 3 red tags.

I got the first T990 call at 0630. The 2nd at 1201. I questioned both callers and determined that we were talking about T990, right where he had been yesterday. I notified Dana after the initial call.

When the Billands checked in after being skunked on their usual Reef Runway check, I mentioned T990). They decided to take a “Busman’s Holiday” and go meet him, for the very first time. Thank you Team for the shots.

At 0839 Diane Terai called with the report of Haupu (RB24) at Paradise Cove. Dana called in the afternoon to advise that Haupu had relocated to Lani’s. Beverly had provided an inconclusive shot, however she had confirmed the RB24 tag. Diane T., will no doubt also have additional photos.

During an afternoon phone conversation with Brandi I think I understood that Right Spot (R016) remained at MCBH.

 Duke Kainoa and Kolohe 
 Instead of the great pumpkin patch we have the Kea patch
 I guess we like things to be soft and cozy
 and now for the shake and bake look
 I can only imagine Barb was THRILLED to catch up with this old dude.... I can totally understand wanting to "meet"  one of the elders (actually a soon to be gone generation of seals)
I guess it doesn't matter what beach your on.... there are those who are clueless....

1 comment:

b said...

I am honored to have met you T990, I dont think you will live very much seem so thin and very old.

thanks Robert for taking a ride out to Kahala to meet this old dude.

God bless you, I will remember this meeting as long as I LIVE.