Right off the bat I saw that Buster was nowhere to be found at RI. I spent the rest of the morning waiting for the other Buster shoe to drop. Drop it did with a call from Sandy Beach lifeguard posse member, at 1104 reporting an animal newly hauled out at the Blowhole end of Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1120 I found a 10% molted Buster (RV08). I cordoned him off and he remains. Thank yous to Gayle & Marilyn for the Buster checks. I picked up the stuff at dark. Buster remains.
We did a Toilet Bowl check after the Buster response, and though we found nobody, HB personnel did report that there had been an animal at TBL on 1-1-15, but since Barack owned the place that day, no call was made.
Linda Nichols called at 1718 with the report of Rocky at her house. When I arrived at 1740 I confirmed the Rocky (RH58) ID.
At 1002 Team Billand checked in to advise that they had been following a “swimming head”, fronting White Plains, since 0930. At 1010 they advise that Haupu (RB24) hauled out to the middle of the “Access Surf” set up, at WP. They cordoned her off. Thanks to all who provided additional help.
I got a call from Photo Tour posse member Alex, with the report of a large animal in Hauula. I checked with Dana a 1305, and she advised that R5AY had been reported earlier in the area, and there had been a response. Tracy’s 2015 birth predictions has her down for on or about 1-26-15, but only Honey Girl knows.
Team Billand found Kolohe (RW22) at Maili Point, at 1525.
At 1715 WP lifeguards advised a 2nd seal had arrived at WP. There was no ID.