Saturday, November 1, 2014

11/1/14 DB's Dailies: Kea&Buster@SB, Kainoa,Aukai&Kolohe@RI, Duke@SC, Haupu@KoOlina, RK36@GR, RIP@Maili Pt, Nihoa,Ka'ena&Luana@KP

As usual of late, the day began with the find of Kea (RN46) snoozin’ in his Naupaka patch, at the Sandy Beach outfall. He was just beginning to stir. I continued on with my route. Posse member Barbara who had remained, called at 0632 to advise that Kea was moving down, and that another animal had arrived, remaining in the water at the outfall. I was just up the road so I got back to 0635 to find Kea just about ready to entered the water, and Buster (RV08) right there waiting for him. Their play session would run from 0635 until Kea’s haul out back to the outfall at 0727.
 They would range from the outfall moving west as far as Half Point , and then head back toward the outfall. All the action was within 2 to 3 ft of the shoreline. Thankfully, there weren’t too many folks on the beach at that time, and the few observers and dog owners were cool. Kea would haul out to the outfall at 0727. Buster would remain in the shallows a few minutes, finally swimming off to the west at 0730. Kea’s D#7 molt is a conservative 40%. Kea remains at dark.

At 0835 I found found Kainoa (RN04) left of the 1BS , and Aukai (RL12), 50 ft left of Seal Rock Inlet, on Rabbit Island. Kainoa would begin moving down toward the far left end of the beach, just as Kolohe (RW22) began his haul out to that location. They would meet mid beach, and remained together the rest of the day.

At 1058 posse member Gayle called with the report of an animal doing 8 minute dives at Spitting Cave. Her ID of Duke (RA12) came at 1200 with a clearly readable A12 tag shot. Ya’ Done Good !!!

On a routine check I found Buster (RV08) hauled out to the Blowhole end of Sandy Beach. I cordoned him off and he remains. Buster was gone at 1810.

Diane Terai called at 0800 with the report of Haupu (RB24) at Lagoon#4, KoOlina.

 At 0936 Team Billand called with the report of RK36 at Maili Guard Rails. They could see another animal down the beach, and at 0946 called with the report of RIP (RR70) at Maili Point.

Marilyn, Lesley & Ken did their usual trek to the end of the world. Marilyn called at 0939 with the report of Nihoa (R912), 50 yds right of the Main Pool, at Ka’ena Point. At 0956 she reported the arrival of Ka’ena (O40) swimming into the Main Pool. On their way out she reported finding Luana (RN58) at 10 Minute Beach, at 1156.

Duke at Spitting Cave  
 Buster at Sandys 
 wonder if he'll hand around long enough to molt here... LOL a nightmare!
 Kainoa and Kolohe at Rabbit Island 
 buster and kea hanging at sandys.... 
 for an adult male buster is pretty gentle with the young'ens
 a game of peek a boo by the rocks
 Kea with his signature white bleach mark on the right flipper 
 determination at its best... well at the very least pretty darn cute
Ka'ena at Ka'ena Point... 
 thats' right i'm cool !
 RN58 little Luana
 Nihoa R912
 I wish i had the ability to be this comfortable on an uncomfortable surface
Rip at Maili Point
 RK36 at Guard Rails

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