At 0650 I found a molting Kaiwi (RK96) at China Walls. I managed to get some belly shots, and wanted to stay until she moved, but the wave action on the rocks was just a little too sketchy. Fortunately, Gayle did an afternoon check and got another angle, but still haven’t seen enough to make a call on percentage. Based on shots of the last 3 days, it has got to be a conservative 30-40% range, but ????
I got over to Makai Pier at 0807, but Rabbit Island was bare until 1026 when, on a pan, I found Nani (RK60) fronting 3BS.
At 1104 she would be joined by Aukai (RL12). Both remained the rest of the day.
At 0615 Team Billand called with the report of a 90% molted Pohaku (RO28) at Nanakuli. Terri would later report her departure at 1325, but alas, she returned at 1400, only to be run off by idiots at 1405, but hauled out again at Depot’s. Mahalos to Jean,Deb&Terri.
Marilyn & Lesley did the Saturday trek to the End of the World. Lesley had already seen Luana at her birth beach at Mokuleia, and at 0911 Marilyn reported finding RK36 at Hidden Beach. At Ka’ena Point they found Squinty (R330), Ka’ena (RO40), RIP (RR70).
Rikki Goble reported finding an animal on her way in from the west side. Awaiting photos.
Val Bloy sent shots of yesterday’s trek on Kauai. She provided a couple of shots of RG58.