Monday, December 1, 2014

12/2/2014 DB's Dailies: Kolohe,Mojo, RM38,RK36, Duke&Kainoa@ RI, Kea@SB, Makaiwi@WP,

Kea was gone on my 0600 Sandy Beach check.

 At 0653 on my first look at RI I found a 95% molted RK36, and a 5% molted RM38, together at Left Greenery.

 On my 2nd look at 0849 I found Kolohe (RW22), 60 ft left of 1BS.

 On my 3rd look at 1330 I found Mojo (RI17), 40 ft right of 1BS . I had last seen my #2 son on RI on 4-2-14.  Mr. Mojo, where have you been?  Were you in the company of some of our other seals.... is there a secret spot where you all gather?  good to have you home, now go bring the rest of them home!

 Also at 1330 I found Buster (RV08) at mid Middle Cliff. He is back from his trip to visit the Billands.

 Lastly at 1330 I found Duke (RA12) & Kainoa (RN04) together 25 ft left of 3BS.

 Hourly checks were done all day, and it was beginning to look like Kea was going to be a no show on D#49, but on my 1624 recheck therrrrrrre was Kea (RN46) with his head stuck in the Naupaka at the Sandy Beach outfall. A witness said he had hauled out 10 minutes prior to my arrival. I cordoned him off. Thanks to Barbara V, and Gayle .

 Team Billand checked in at 0622 with the report of Makaiwi (R4DF) at the fence line, White Plains. 

In the Yesterday’s news department, posse member Ken Tingman sent shots from his trek to the end of the world, where he found RIP (RR70), Ka’ena (RO40) and Benny (RE74).

 Check the blog in the morning for the Billand’s day. They called to advise that they are, once again, stuck in going nowhere, west side traffic.
Buster on Rabbit Island
 Kea hiding his head in the sand at Sandys 
 Benny molting at Ka'ena Point
 Poor dude is looking rough
 Ka'ena and Rip both molting.... dudes hanging out while they shed their skin
 Rip at Ka'ena Point
 oh yea I'm handsome, especially compared to those other two


Da Barbara said...

Ken TIngman, I enjoy all your awesome photos...glad you found all three boys, MOLTIng together.

Havent heard about DA BENNY, was wondering where he went. Its good he is finally..MOLTING.

Rip looks great...I wonder if he misses....M and M R020..they were always together for years.

Great shot of Kaena...

I wish KERMIT R012 was in that group of molting boys out at Kaena Pt.

madhatter said...

So sad just found out about RF 58 Rocky's pup was found dead. I hope they find out who did this.

I just don't understand why anyone would do this,all this after the dog's attacked Rocky and pup.