Friday, July 31, 2015

7/30/2015 DB's Dailies: Sadie&Kainoa@RI, Kekoa@Maili Pt, U'ilani@Reef Runway, Temp319,RIP,RW02&U/U@KP, U/U@Kaimana

On my first look at Rabbit Island at 0649 I found Sadie (RB12) & Kainoa (RN04), left of 1BS. As has been the case of late, Sadie departed early at 0951. Kainoa would remain all day.

 At 0720 Team Billand reported Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point.

 At 0807 the Billands responded to a call about tar balls at Aki’s Beach. They found no oil, but did find two wallows, with departure trails, along with lots of dog tracks.

 At 0946 the found U’ilani (RN36) at the Reef Runway.

 Dana called at 1330 to advise that Temp319 had been seen at Ka’ena Point today, by Tammy & Dave T. I found Tammy’s excellent shots waiting for me when I got home. Tammy said she had passed NOAA personnel on her way out, as they were heading in. Tammy’s shots seemed to show that the green line since in Marilyn’s shots from Saturday, appeared to be a piece of netting, and was wrapped out the guys right front, lower tooth. A phone conversation with Tracy, who had responded, confirmed that this was, in fact, the case. There is no hook.

 Tammy also saw a molting U/U at 10 min beach on the way in. My guess is RL42, but I can’t state that as fact. At the point she found RIP (RR70) & RW02.

 Dana called at 1858 to advise of an animal reported at Kaimana Beach. Since Rocky is only 17 days into mom hood, that rules her out. Karen Rohter was responding. At 1932 Karen called to advise that the animal had departed at 1845, prior to her arrival, however witnesses stated that the animal had a transmitter on it’s back. Ordinarily, I'd jump at the RIP ID, however there is a sliver of doubt with this one because RIP was seen and photographed earlier today at Ka'ena Point. While it is technically possible it could be him, Benny, with his transmitter patch still on his back is also a distinct possibility. Hopefully, tomorrow will tell the rest of the story. Stay tuned.

 In the Day Before Yesterday’s News department I received shots from Erin Adams, showing Kaikaina (RL54) & RIP (RR70) at KP on 7-28-15.

 U'ilani at reef runway 
 Wallows and lots of doggie footprints
 Molting UU
Temp 319
Kaikaina and Rip

Thursday, July 30, 2015

7/29/2015 DB's Dailies:Sadie&Kainoa@RI, Kolohe@LL, Kekoa@Maili Pt, La'akea,Ua&Holokai@TB,Kerby&Mojo@Molokai

On my 1st look at Rabbit Island, at 0702 I found what would prove to be Sadie (RB12) near the water line at the far left end of the beach, and Kainoa (RN04), 100 ft left of 1BS near the water line. Both would remain all day, and were the entire RI cast.

 At 0714 I found Kolohe (RW22) at Buster Flats, Lanai Lookout. He was gone when I got back for a 1327 recheck, due to a high, high tide.

 Team Billand called at 0928 with the report of Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point. Robert suffered a few wounds in the process, but heck... it just ain’t a routine day unless ya’ bleed a little !

 Melanie checked in on her way to Ua&Holokai duty to report La’akea (RK82) near Right Spot’s Spot , & Ua & Holokai at the Keiki Pool.

 The highlight of the day came with a call from Tracy at 1540. She and Mark were on Molokai to tag M&M’s grandson (RW30 mom). He is now RG32/33. Highlight though that may be, we ain’t even there yet. Tracy advised that in the tide pool with RG32, was KERBY (RW08) !!!! Kerby, a Rabbit Island boy at birth, moved off to Ka’ena Pt at 5 months old, and then moved to Kauai where he has been seen for some time now.He is now a 7 year old. His last sighting was on Kauai on 6-6-15. Now we know why. He has discovered those hot , young Molokai chicks. Tracy also advised that they had also seen another Oahu boy on this trip. Mojo (RI17), my #2 RI son, has been a Molokai resident for some time now, but comes home occasionally. Thanks Tracy ! Ya’ made my whole day !!

 In the Yesterday’s News department I have an Oooops! To fess’ up to. La’akea RK82) turned 4 yesterday, and I neglected to put it in the blog. Sorry, La’akea.

 Kolohe at Lanai Lookout
 Sadie ad Kainoa 
 Kerby looking after RG32 a young'en
 Kekoa at Maili Point 
 the daily wound.... oh hell Robert I hope you're okay
La'akea at  Turtle Bay
 looking all brand spanking new
 mom's calling
 time to eat

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

7/29/15 DB's Dailies:Aukai,Kainoa&Sadie@RI, Buster@SB, Kekoa@Maili Pt., 7-28-15 Y/N RI37@ 3 Tables

At 0812 I found Sadie (RB12), and son, Kainoa (RN04) together once again, 40 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. Both would enter the water at 0838. I would not see Sadie again.

 On a pan at 0829 I became aware of an animal , partially visible behind the water front rocks at 3BS. It would prove to be Aukai (RL12). She would enter the water at 0922.

 Kainoa would haul out to the far left end of the beach at 1103. At 1137 Aukai would arrive and both returned to the water for a swim/play session, both hauling out again at 1244, 100 ft left of 1BS, where they remained the rest of the day.

 SE quadrant checks in the morning by both Gayle & myself were zero.

 At 1339 on my afternoon check of the quadrant, I pulled into the Blowhole Lookout, and immediately saw an animal a the west send of SB. It was difficult getting to the location because of high tide, and big waves, but I made it, and confirmed the Buster (RV08) ID at 1344. Buster remains at dark.

 I got a surprise call from my pal, John Johnson this morning, advising that he was a Kaupo Beach Park, and about launch his drone. I was busy looking at RI, but at some point I looked up to see a drone lookin’ right at me. He sent along a coupla’ great shots. Thank you John !

 Team Billand checked in at 0643 with the report of Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point.

 In the Yesterday’s News department, Dana forward shots from Jesse Ellis, confirming RI37 at 3 Tables yesterday.
 Kainoa and Aukai
Heeerrrereee's Johnny with his drone
 very cool
 Makai Pier as never seen before.... 
 Rabbit Island... all I can say is cool beans!
 yesterday's news ... RI37 at 3 tables