Friday, October 31, 2014

10/31/2014 DB Dailies: Kea&Buster@SB, Kolohe,Duke,UF&UU@RI, RIP,Benny&RK36@Maili Pt, Haupu@WP

Boo!!! ..... At 0615 I found an overnighted Kea (RN46) at the Sandy Beach outfall, just outside the Naupaka. He would depart at 0645. I did frequent checks and on my 0927 recheck he was back. He remained the rest of the day. Kea remained at dark.

At 0750 I found Buster (RV08) doing 7 minute dives at Blowhole. It was not surprising then, that a 1020 call from SB Life guard posse member Donovan advised of an animal at the Blowhole end of Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1033 I found Buster (RV08). I cordoned him off. He has remained the rest of the day. He departed at 1802. Thank you Gayle

Makai duty was once again a sketchy situation with blasting white water on th lanai... wind & rain. Observations were at least difficult. I was able to ID Kolohe (RW22), and Duke (RA12), but 2 others were impossible. One was a medium sized critter with a new coat. I’m unsure about tags, There were just too many folds and wrinkles on the ventral to get a sex. The other was an U/F, smaller than the other Unknown, with a new coat and 2 red tags, I think I ruled out Kaiwi, but who it was is a mystery. Maybe tomorrow.

Team Billand called at 0620 with the report of RIP (RR70) at Maili Point.

At 1048 they advised that Benny (RE74) had joined RIP.

At 1220 the Billands reported Haupu (RB24) at White Plains. She departed at 1430.

At 1506 they called to advise they were responding to a Hotline call about 3 animals at Maili Guard Rails. At 1548 the Billands advised that it was not Guard Rails, but was , in fact, Maili Point. There were now three animals there RIP & Benny had been there. The new arrival was RK36 (R4DJ).

 Buster at Sandys Beach

 Buster and his buddy the rock
 and the most adorable Kea
Haupu at White Plains
 Rip and Benny
 RK36 Rip and Benny
 RK36 and his new marker...

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