Saturday, April 30, 2016

4/30/2016 DB's Dailies: Sadie&Pup,RG32,Kolohe,Kainoa&U/M@Rabbit Island, Cass@Spitting Cave, Pohaku@Makaha, Kekoa@Maili Pt., Rocky@Nimitz Cottages

At 0659 I found Sadie & Pup (RB12(D#3) just left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. They would later move further left. There were animals nearby in the afternoon but I saw no interactions.

 At 0717 on a pan I found (RG32) at 3BS. He would be there all day.

 A Hotline call from Joanne , at 0926 advise of an animal near the Sandy Beach area. After much looking around I arrived at Crappy Cove, SB, for the 2nd time, to find a wallow, and witnesses who had seen the animal early. I also spoke with the caller later and he provided inconclusive shots, and a piece of video that would later give me the Kolohe (RW22) ID. Apparently Kolohe had arrived at 0855 and departed at 0910. He would pop up again in my life , a bit later.

 I got back to Makai Pier at at 1131 I found Sadie & Pup still at the left end , with Kainoa (RN04) and an U/M nearby but not interacting with Sadie. There was just too much Olivine sand on the U/M to confirm an ID. Maybe tomorrow.

 On a pan down to just right of 3BS, I found RG32, and to my surprise, Kolohe (RW22) newly back from his Molokai adventure. It was not until I got home at 1630 to look at the video , that I realized that Kolohe had been the Crappy Cove animal.

 At 0751 the Billands advised that there was an animal at Makaha surfing beach, and that Deb was going. It would later prove to be Pohaku (RO28). She would depart (per Deb) at 1513. Deb was an army of 1 out there today.

 At 1026 Team Billand found Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point. At 1302 call from Darlene&Todd advised that they were with Cass (RG06) at Spitting Cave. They are back to Canada on Monday. They will be missed.  Thank you Darlene and Todd !!  We appreciate your helping out on your vacation.

At 1513 the Billands advised that they had gotten a call about an animal at Nimitz Cottages. AT 1535 they confirmed the Rocky (RH58) ID.

 Marilyn was slaving on campus all day, so did not do the End of the World today. Lesley had visitors and got to Hidden Beach only, but found RW02.

 Kolohe and RG32 
 Sadie and Pup
 Sadie and Pup Um and Kainoa
 that's a big lump
 Rocky Girl

Friday, April 29, 2016

4/29/2016 DB's Dailies: Sadie&Pup, Cass,Kainoa&RG32@Rabbit Island, Rocky@Ewa Beach, Kekoa@Maili Point,

Sadie (RB12)&Pup were waiting from me on D#2, fronting 1BS on Rabbit Island. Just snoozin’ and feedin’, and stay wet, with no water session yet.

 Also at 0639 I found what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04), 80 ft right of 3BS.

 When I got back to the pier at 0752 I found that Cass (RG06) had joined the cast, near Kainoa.

 At 1157 RG32 hauled out fronting 3BS, moved up and snoozed away the day.

 Team Billand called at 0802 to advise that Warren Miles had call them with word that a friend of his had a seal at Ewa Beach, near Parrish Dr #186J. The Billands confirmed the Rocky (RH58) ID .

 At 1159 the Billands found Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point.

 Kainoa and Cass
 Sadie and Pup day 2
 Rocky at Ewa Beach

Thursday, April 28, 2016

4/28/2016 Yesterday's News of Nihoa @Chuns

Thank you Carola for sharing ... and sorry you had a hard time loading your photos.... it certainly was worth the wait.

 she's looking mighty pregnant 
 she got her eye on you

4/28/2016 DB's Dailies: Sadie&Pup,Cass,Kainoa.RG32&RM38@Rabbit Island, Benny@Nanakuli, Kekoa&RIP@Maili Point, Holokai@Turtle Bay

At 0649 I found Sadie & Pup (RB12), just left of 1BS on Rabbit Island (D#1). She move move down for the day, keeping the pup wet all day, but there were no water sessions.

 Also at 0649 I found Kainoa (RN04), in the Morning Glory, 50 ft right of 3BS, and Cass (RG06) also in the vegetation, 100 ft right of 3BS.

 When I got back to Makai Pier at 0804 I found that RM38 had joined the cast, having hauled out to right Middle Cliff. At 0820 , by pure luck, I looked up from the scope to see RG32, 100 ft off the lanai where I was sitting. I didn’t get a shot, but saw his L5 bleach, before he departed.

 At 0854 he arrived just off shore of RM38, who would rush to join him in the water. Both would haul out to join Kainoa at 0940. All 3 would return to the water. I did not see RM38 or RG32 again. 

Kainoa would pop up again, hauling out and sneaking up on Sadie&Pup. Silly boy... She caught him red flippered. He beat flipper outta’ there ! He would next be seen hauling out to join Cass for the rest of the day.

 At 0649 The Billands checked in with the report of an animal at Nanakuli. At 0709 they confirmed Benny (RE74) ID. He would depart at 0803.

 At 0824 they found RIP (RR70) at Maili Point.

 On a check at 1351 Team Billands found Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point. RIP had departed.

 At 1527 Tammy T., texted to advise that she was with Carola & Holokai (RG40) at the Elbow, Turtle Bay.

 Live.....Local.....Late Breaking !!! A man has been arrested on Kauai for yesterday’s RK30 incident at Salt Pond (Per David Schofield & Dana Jones emails). All the 6 o’clock news programs had the story.

RG32, RM38 and Kainoa 
 Sadie and PO2 
 Sadie, PO2 and big brother Kainoa
 glad he is out of the water