At 0959, posse member Bob Ubersax called with the report of an animal in the cove on the Sandy Beach side of the Blowhole Lookout. There had been nobody there on my previous 3 checks. When I arrived at 1010 I found Kea (RN46). He has remained the rest of the day. Marilyn&Gayle did the late check. Kea remained at dark.
At 0957 the Billands called advising that they had received word of an animal at Paradise Cove. Upon arrival at 1022 they confirmed the Haupu (RB24) ID.
At 1058 they reported the arrival of Kolohe (RW22) to join Haupu at PC.
At 1402 the Billands received word of an animal at the Maipalaoa Canal. When they arrived at 1440 they found a hauled out Nihoa (R912). Madhatter advised that Nihoa departed at 1811, due to Idiots !
I’ve saved the best for last. The highlight of the day was a DanaText at 1430 advising that Honey Girl (R5AY) had just pupped on the North Shore!!! This is pup #9 for this girl !! Shots are from the NOAA Facebook site, unknown photograph. Well.... it’s not exactly not last.
In the Yesterday’s News department, I got an email from Nicholas Vargas, a member of Ama’s DOFAW (Dept. Of Forestry&Wildlife)crew. He provided shots of none other that Nani (RK60/61) on Moku Nui on 2-23-15.