Tuesday, April 21, 2015

4/21/2015 DB's Dailies: Sadie,PO2&Duke@RI, R5AY@Hauula, Nihoa@Maipalaoa,RT12&U'ilani@GR, Pohaku@PC

On my first look at Rabbit Island I found Sadie&P02 (RB12) at the left end of the island, and an U/U , partially visible at Seal Rock Inlet. I was never able to get an ID. The animal departed at 1105. 

When I got back to Makai Pier at 0846 I found the first of a 3 rounder about to begin. At the left end of the beach were Sadie&PO2, and what a few hours later would prove to be Duke (RA12). Sadie was all over Duke, making the point that perhaps he should leave the area. He eventually did kinda’/sorta’ get the hint and entered the water, but only galumphed back toward the cliff and hauled out again, and once again hauled out nearby Mom&pup. He never did approach them again, but did remain on the beach.
Later in the day, Sadie once again took exception to Duke’s presence, though he had never done a thing to deserve her wrath, except to be in the wrong parta’ town. She once again galumphed to him and made her point once again. Duke beat flipper to the water, and at 1239 hauled out to the bleacher seats amongst the birds, 50 ft right of 3BS, were he snoozed away the rest of the afternoon.

 Diane Gabriel checked in at 0757, while trudging her was a Turtle Bay to check on Ola. She advised that she had responded last night to a call in Hauula at 1830, where she found R5AY. Also during that call she advised that there was a report this morning of an U/U at Rocky Point. Awaiting further word.

 At 0906 Dana checked in confirming a call about an U/U at Rocky Point, and advising of another U/U just hauling out at Paradise Cove. I heard nothing more until Team Billand called at 1430 (yes......... thankfully , they are back!) advising that it was Pohaku (RO28).

 At 1055 Team Billand advised that Nihoa (R912) was snoozin’ on the bank of the Maipalaoa Canal. They advised NOAA, and John & Brenda responded to haze Nihoa out of the canal.

 At 1335 the Billands reported RT12 & U’ilani (RN36) together at Maili Guard Rails.

 I’ve got to get the dailies out a little early today, since I have an airport run in my immediate future to pick up Missus W. Check da’ blog in the morning for the Billands stuff.

 Sadie, Duke and PO2
 R5AY resting in Hauula... funny her flipper digits look really fat 
 a well deserved rest
 Her baby girl just up the road... resting
 silly seal antics looks like a straw.... but it's a fishing rod
 well that didn't last long she's got something else
 and back to resting

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