Saturday, January 16, 2016

1/16/16 DB's Dailies: Buster,RG32&Nani@Rabbit Island, U/U@ Campbell Industrial Park, Pohaku@Paradise Cove, R5AY@Hauula, RK36,Ka'ena,RW02&Luana@Ka'ena Point,

At 0800 I found a 90% molted Buster tucked into the high grass at the back of Rocky Right Beach, on Rabbit Island. He would move down to cool off, and would remain at that location all day.

 At 1036 little RG32 hauled out 50 ft right of 3BS. He too would remain all day, at that location.

 The highlight of the day came at 1141 with the arrival of a female to join Buster (he thought it was the highlight too). As she moved into view and provided a good look at her left side I could see a bleach. I could make out an “N” but the numbers were just a smudge at this distance. My initial thought was that it was Kaiwi, since she had the only left side bleach that I remembered, but I wasn’t completely sold on that ID. When I got home and had a chance to get a good look at the shots, and compare them to Kaiwi shots, it became apparent that the bleach was not in the location on the left side that would indicate Kaiwi. It was only then that it hit me that Nani had just been bleached at Moku Nui the other day. Sure enough when I checked the Nani(RK60) shots of her N50 bleach it was in exactly the right place. Nani, a Rabbit Island girl by birth, was home for a visit. Buster & I were stoked !

 At 1000 Team Billand called with the report of a foraging animal off shore of Germaine’s Luau Grounds. Their initial thought was Pohaku of course, however when Pohaku was reported at Paradise Cove at 1110,and was confirmed to have been there since 0800, and was confirmed by Warren & the Billands, the Campbell’s animal became, and remained an U/U.

 Dana had called at 1110 with that Paradise Cove report, as well as a report of an animal in Hauula. Jon responded to the Hauula call and confirmed the R5AY ID.

 Lesley did a 2nd End of the World trek, to Ka’ena Point, and was solo today (Marilyn had to get her car outta’ the shop midday and couldn’t make it .) Lesley found a boys club of three together on the Back Beach. They were RK36, Ka’ena (RO40)& RW02. On the Main Beach she found a lone Luana (RN58). Lesley attempts to get the photos sent have not worked so far. Hopefully, we’ll see them on the blog in the morning. nope, I couldn't pull them up either.... :-(  

 Nani and Buster
 Pohaku at Paradise Cove - oy another day...
 may as well take a nap
 can't get comfy
 wonder why i can't get comfortable ... who put that pebble over here?
U/U foraging at Campbells

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