Monday, April 24, 2017

4/24/2017 DB's Dailies:

At 0730 I found what would be prove to be RG32, 30 ft. left of Seal Rock Inlet on Rabbit Island, up near the vegetation line. He would move down mid morning to cool off.

At 1129 what would prove to be Kekoa (RK72) hauled out from Seal Rock Inlet and galumphed to RG32. After a brief stay he would roll back to the inlet and entered the water. RG32 followed and both entered the water at 1144. I believe Kekoa to be the U/M of the last 2 days at RI.

I would get a glimpse of them playing off shore of RI, but by 1230 began to see that there was only a single animal checking the beach front. At 1250 Kekoa would haul out alone to Rocky Right Beach, which is when I got the ID. I did not see RG32 again today.

At 0831 Team Billand checked in with the report of Lei Ola (RH48) at Maili.

Darlene (of Todd & Darlene fame) called at 0920, advising that they were watching Kaiwi (RK96), foraging directly below their Gold Coast Condo. ID was by bleaches both natural and N96. She was headed east, so being the outstanding posse that they are, they immediately went to Makalei BP, and sure enough there was Kaiwi, HMMS was on the scene per Darlene.

While D&T heard that Rocky was at Fort Derussy. They were on their way but got waylaid when they stopped by their condo. A quick recheck of Makalei confirmed Kaiwi was gone (tide). T&D photos confirmed the Rocky ID at Ft Derussy.

At 1510 Team Billand reported Kerby (RW08) foraging off shore of Maili (and Lei Ola). Tide and waves are high.

 RG32 & Kekoa
 Lei Ola
Kaiwi and Tracy NOAA - run Tracy run
 swim Kaiwi swim!
 Rocky and adoring fans

Sunday, April 23, 2017

4/23/2017 DB's Dailies:

Got to Makai Pier at 0745 but it would be 1109 before my first arrival. At that time what would prove to be Kawena (RH36) hauled out of Seal Rock Inlet, on Rabbit Island.

At 1118 on a routine pan I found an animal amaongst the rocks of Rocky Right Beach. At 1158 I would finally get the RG32 ID.

At 1140 an adult sized, U/M  hauled out to join Kawena. I was never able to confirm an ID. Two red tags, and relatively new coat was all I could come up with. He just didn't give me anything to work with. Maybe tomorrow.

At 0813 Team Billand reported RK36 at Maili.

At 1335 they advisd that Kerby (RW08) was foraging off shore of Maili.

At 1429 the Billands reported they could see an animal down the beach at Depot;s . At 1458 they confirmed the Pohaku (RO28) ID.

Kawena & U/M
RK36 from yesterday because I spaced out and forgot to post.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

4/22/2017 DB's Dailies:

The cats and were Screens & Things'd today (Marilyn is on the mainland). None of the 3 of had a very fun day. I didn't get out into the Monk Seal world until 1410. It was at that point that I found RM38, at 1BS, and a group of 4, RG32, Kea (RN46), Kainoa (RN04) & an adult sized U/U, 100 ft right of 3BS, on Rabbit Island.

Gayle had called at 1026 with the report of Buster  (RV08) at  China Walls, and Todd & Darlene did a check later on at 1250, however Buster had departed just moments before their arrival according to witnesses.

Surfer posse member Claude Kalua reported what would prove to be Rocky (RH58) in her trough at Magic Island, at 1008. Posse members Todd & Darlene arrived at MI just as Rocky was departing, headed west. Look out Ewa Beach Rocky is omming ???? (Only Rocky Knows).

At 0552 Team Billand reported RK36 at Nani Kai.

At 0718 they found Lei Ola (RH48) at Maili Point.

At 0802 the spotted a couple of foragers off shore of Maili. Their photos confirm that one of them was R3CU.

At 0901 RK36 would show up at Maili.

Darlene & Todd checked in at 1800 advising on the evening stroll at Diamond Head they ran into a scene with cops and others, and a wallow that was to have been Kaiwi. She had apparently been harassed by people and departed.

RG32, Kea, Kainoa& UU

Rocky departing is such sweet sorrow.
Lei Ola