Wednesday, September 30, 2015

9/30/2015 DB's Dailies: Kekoa,Kainoa,Kea&U/M,@ Rabbit Island, DB, Pohaku@Nanakuli, Team Billand

On my 2nd look at Rabbit Island, at 0816 I found Kekoa (RK72), Kainoa (RN04) & a juvenile to sub adult male with a new coat and 2 red tags, all together 20 ft left of 1BS. All remained there the rest of the day.

 Also at 0816 on a pan , I found Kea (RN46) just moving down from the Morning Glory, 10 ft right of 3BS. He too would remain all day.

 Team Billand checked in at 0726 with the report of Pohaku (RO28) at Nanakuli Beach Park. Pohaku would depart at 1343.

 A DanaTxt at 0834 advised of a swimming head behind the Aquarium, in Waikiki. The animal was heading east. There was no further word.

The Billands checked in again at 0919 to advise that they had responded to a Dana call about an animal in Ewa Beach. The found wallows, and signs, but alas, no animal.

Kainoa UM and Kekoa
 Pohaku at Nanakuli 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

9/29/2015 DB's Dailies: Kaiwi,Kainoa,Kekoa,U/M ,RM38,Kea&Cass@Rabbit Island, Pohaku@Nanakuli, RL42@Makua Cliffs, Buster@Diamond Head, 2 U/U@Camp Erdman,

It was a bumper croppa’ critters (7) at Rabbit Island today. They would prove to be the only SE quadrant animals today. On my 0702, first look I found what would prove to be Kaiwi (RK96) & Kainoa (RN04) together at the log, in the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of 1BS. Both would later move down.

 Also at 0702 I found Kekoa (RK72) & an U/M , probably juvenile or sub adult together in the Morning Glory behind Seal Rock Inlet .

 On my 2nd look at 0810 all of the above were still there, but there was now an adult sized , old coated animal at 3BS. It would prove to be an adult male, RM38, in from Molokai. He was last home for a visit on 6-10-15. It took some time since his coat was so green, but ultimately I saw is posterior dorsal abscess, and his left side NB. He began at 3BS but would galumph down to join Kekoa & the U/M for a while, then enter the water and haul out to join Kaiiwi & Kainoa for a while. He would enter the water at 1333 with Kainoa and I did not see him again.

 On a pan at 0902 I once again found Kea (RN46) just coming into view from deeper in the Morning Glory at 3BS. He would later galumph down to hang out with Kekoa & the UM, and all went for a swim at 1320. Kea would haul out again to 3BS at 1353. He did something I don’t often see on this haul out. He galumph up into the Morning Glory, and then just kept going up into the large tufts of grass above the Morning Glory, where he went to snooze mode.

 Kekoa & the U/M arrived at the far left end of the island at 1343. Only Kekoa hauled out. He moved up to join Kaiwi.

 On a pan at 1402, I chanced to find Cass (RG06) just hauling up out of Seal Rock Inlet. She galumphed up to and into the Morning Glory and went to snooze mode.

 Team Billand checked in at 0629 having recieved a text about an animal at Depot’s , Nanakuli. It would prove to be Pohaku (RO28). Mahalos to Debbie & Sarah for all your help. Debbie advised that Pohaku departed at 1243.

 Lesley called at 0940 advising of 2 animals at Camp Erdman. She was unable to go immediately. Awaiting further info.

 At 1645 a DonnaTxt brought news and shots of an animal on the Moke’s today . Though an ID is not possible based on these shots, it does show a very skinny animal. I have zero proof, but I’d put a cat on Right Spot, since the timing is right. I checked with Tracy and she confirmed that Right Spot had weaned her pup on Molokai, last week. Chances are good that she might be back. All you North Shore and Upper East Side volunteers, be on the lookout for a skinny, green girl, with a right side posterior NB, and a notched RHF.

 A ColleenTxt at 1745 advised of an animal at Diamond Head. Of course, you are all thinkin’ Rocky..... right ? NOPE, it is Buster (RV08) !! Thank you Colleen !

Kaiwi and Kainoa 
 RM38, Kaiwi and Kainoa
 RM38, UM, Kaiwi and Kainoa
Buster.... such an odd picture... looks like his head is stuck under the bolder 
 wound healing 
 such a cute little buggah
 unknown out at the mokes.... could be might be right spot
 whoever it is... sure is skinny

Monday, September 28, 2015

9/28/2015 DB's Dailies: Kekoa,Kainoa,Kea,Kaiwi& U/M@ Rabbit Island

On my first Rabbit Island look at 0706 I found what would prove to be Kekoa (RK72), Kainoa (RN04), and at the time an U/U which would later become an U/M, all at the left end of RI . All would move down and all would enter the water at 1016.

 I got back for round 2 at Makai Pier at 0850. On a pan at 0921 I would find Kea (RN46) just moving out of the lush Morning Glory at 3BS. This is the second day that I’ve had the little dude come out of the double over head greenery. The little guy is totally hidden in there.

 At 0959 what would prove to be Kaiwi (RK96) hauled out to 3BS. Kea would galumph over to join her.

 On a routine pan at 1208 I found that there was now a gang of 5 animals at 3BS. The 3 swimmers had hauled out to join Kaiwi & Kea. It was chaos for a while there. What we had here was a young female (Kaiwi) and 4 males, all intent on gaining the best access to her. Surprisingly, Kea managed to get the best positioning for most of the time. Kekoa hung back and really didn’t participate while the rest of the dudes where going nuts, but when they all tuckered out, he came around the back way and got the #1 location. It became a moot point about the time that he arrived because the UM, Kea & Kainoa all entered the water at 1238, for a swim/play session, leaving Kekoa & Kaiwi the only beached animals.

I'm going to assume there was no other sighting since nothing was mentioned in today's dailies.... a rare slow seal day.

 Kekoa Kainoa Kea Kaiwi and U/M  (say that 5 times fast)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

9/27/2015 DB's Dailies: Kekoa,Kainoa,Kea&UU@Rabbit Island, Kolohe@Lanai Lookout, DB, Holokai@Turtle Bay, Karen Turner

Between the rainy day, and the Century Bike Ride, it was a really crappy day to be hunting for critters in the SE quadrant. Thanks to Marilyn and Gayle for braving the bike traffic.

I found what would prove to be Kea (RN46) , Kainoa (RN04), Kekoa (RK72) along with an U/U with a new coat that had been in the Morning Glory with Kekoa all day. It just never gave me anything to work with.

I heard from no other quadrants until Karen Turner checked in at 1520 with Holokai at Turtle Bay shots. Thank you Karen !!!

 Kea and Kainoa 
 Kekoa and UU
 kolohe at Lanai Lookout

9/25/2015 DB's Dailies: Kekoa,Kea&Kainoa@Rabbit Island, Kaiwi@China Walls, Melanie C., RW02,RIP,Ka'ena,BG&Luana@Ka'ena Point, Holokai & Ua Malie@Turtle Bay

At 0737 I found Kea (RN46) in the Morning Glory, fronting 3BS, and Kekoa (RK72) at Rocky Right Beach, on Rabbit Island. Kekoa would enter the water at 1024, and haul out again at 1104 to join Kainoa (RN04), who had hauled out to the far left end of the beach at 0824. All three would remain the rest of the day.

At 1242 Melanie called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at China Walls . Thank you Melanie ! 

Marilyn did the End of the World trek today. At 0834 she checked in with the report of RW02 in a cove just past Hidden Beach.

 At the point of Ka’ena Point she reported BG (R303) & Ka’ena (RO40) mid way between Ka’ena’s Pool & BG’s Pool & RIP (RR70) at the Main Pool.

 On her way out Marilyn reported Luana (RN58) at Hidden Beach. She had not been there on the trek in to KP.

 Late afternoon CarolaMail brought great shots of Holokai (RG40) at Turtle Bay today. Don Porter also checked in with an excellent shot of a molting Ua Malie. This is D#45 since she weaned Holokai. The molt is approximately 2%.

 BG and Ka'ena
 Kekoa and Kainoa
and last but not least the ever adorable Holokai
 Momma Ua Malie not that far away beginning her  molt.