The highlight of the day also came at 0706 when I found a partially visible animal in the high grass, 80 ft right of 3BS on RI. When the animal finally moved down I confirmed the Kea (RN46) ID, but that beautiful NB on his RFF. It has been 39 days since I last saw him. Welcome home kid !
At 1046 what would prove to be Kekoa (RK72) hauled out to join Kea. ID was by his right face scar.
At 1238 RM38 came roaring out of the water heading for Kekoa & Kea. He and Kekoa went at it for a while, with RM38 definitely the more dominant, but Kekoa wasn’t takin’ any guff. The did a few more rounds, before both would enter the water . Both would haul out again separately to join Kea again.
On routine check of Lanai Lookout Flats I found Kolohe RW22) and a whole buncha’ dummies. I managed to get everyone to give him some space, but I’m sure that would a temporary pause in the action.
Ocean Safety called at 1511 with the report of an animal just hauled out to the east end of Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1520 I found Right Spot (R016) and cordoned her off. The HMMA Hotline was notified. Picked up the rope at 1945. Right Spot remains.
At 0558 Team Billand called with the report of Pohaku (RO28) once again at Paradise Cove.
At 1340 they found RIP (RR70) & RL42 at Makua Cliffs. RIP would depart at 1406. RL42 remained. Tammy & Dave T., the End of the World trek today. The first text was a “skunked “ message. Thankfully, on their way out the found Niho (R912) at Hidden Beach. Thanks guys !!