Wednesday, March 2, 2016

3/2/2016 DB's Dailies: Kolohe,Kea&AU@Rabbit Island, Kekoa&UU@Maili Point, Nihoa@L#3,KoOlina, Pohaku@Campbell Industrial Park, 3-2-16, Y/N , Right Spot@Kaaawa, Holokai&RK36@Turtle Bay

Rabbit Island viewing conditions were horrible. Cold north wind, salt spray, overcast.

 At 0709 I found Kolohe (RW22) & Kea (RN46) together back of Seal Rock Inlet, where they would remain all day. Thankfully , their natural bleaches made the ID a piece of cake.

 That was not the case for a barely visible animal that had been hiding all day, behind the Morning Glory, left of 1BS. I wasn’t even aware there was anybody there until late in the day. At about 1215 the animal would begin to move down. Interestingly, it decided to go over the cliff, slinky toy style. At end of day it was still an A/U.

 At 0746 Team Billand reported Pohaku (RO28) doing 6 minute dives at Campbell Industrial Park.

 At 0801 they received word of an animal in the waters of Lagoon#3, KoOlina, which would eventually haul out. The Billands confirmed the Nihoa (R912) ID. A Dana text at 1842 advised that Nihoa remained at dark. Mahalos to Warren,Chrissy,Michelle,Zuly&Mary.

 At 1310 the Billands reported 2 foraging animals off shore of Maili Point. One would prove to be Kekoa (RK72). The other would remain an U/U, however they were leaning toward Kimo Kai ????????

 In the Yesterday’s News department we have two items. Diane Gabriel put in her usual long, hard day yesterday. I didn’t find her shots until this morning. She had found Holokai (RG40), and RK36 at Turtle Bay.

 Colleen Heyer sent a photo from a friend who had seen a seal in Kaaawa yesterday. The photo clearly shows that it is Right Spot (R016).

 Adult unknown slinking down  
  Kea and Kolohe 
Kekoa and UU
 Nihoa at Lagoon 3
 Full on big momma !

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