Thursday, October 30, 2014

10/31/2014 Happy Halloween !!!

Just a moment to wish all of you a Happy and Safe Halloween.... 

yes this is a photoshop creation... by yours truly 

10/30/2014 DB's Dailies Kea&Buster@SB, Duke,Kolohe,UF, 2 UU@RI, RIP@Maili Pt, Pohaku@Banyans, Haupu@WP

At 0600 I found an overnighted Kea (RN46) in the Naupaka, at the Sandy Beach outfall. Posse member Barbara called at 0702 to advise that Kea had entered the water, swimming off to the west. At 0943 I was sitting there waiting for his return. He arrived and galumped up to the sand , fronting the Naupaka. I got the SPZ up just milliseconds ahead of 3 tour buses. Kimo Smith called at 1325 to advise that Buster (RV08) was hauling out to join Kea on the outfall. When I got there, at 1335 they were both there. After a recheck of RI, I returned to Sandy Beach at 1439 to find that Buster & Kea were swimming in the shallows fronting the outfall area. Kea would haul out again at 1447. Buster remained in the water, and finally departed at 1457. I did not see him again . Kea remains at dark. 

Rabbit Island observations were made difficult today due to white water impacting the Lanai, and off and on rain. I had a cast of 5 critters , however, only Duke (RA12) & Kolohe (RW22) were identified. The others were an U/F medium sized animal with a new coat & 2 red tags, and a large and a small U/U.

Team Billand reported RIP (RR70) a Maili Point at 0703.

At 0712 Dana called with the report of Pohaku (RO28) at Banyan’s, KoOlina. The Billands confirmed at 0752.

At 1505 the Billands called to advise that life guards reported an animal arriving near the fence line at White Plains. Beverly Rexrode responded and confirmed the Haupu (RB24) ID. She advised that Haupu departed at 1635.

 In the Yesterday’s News department, Mary Miyashiro sent shots of Rocky’s daughter, RF58, on Kauai.

 Kimo Smith sent shots of his Ka’ena Point trek yesterday. He found RW02 @ Camp Erdman, Luana (RN58) @ the birth beach , Mokuleia, Nihoa(R912) @ Hidden Beach, RL42 & BG)R303) at the point. On the Waiane side trail he found RK36 at the 30 min mark, and Ka’ena (RO40) at the 20 min mark.

 Duke Kolohe U/F and U/U
 buster and kea 
 Kea taking a little rest
 ah this is the life
 oh look it's an invasion of two legged critters
 wish they would stop pointing those things at me
 hey you kiss my butt
 think it's time to hit the road
 maybe a little power nap
 oh never mind this is just fine....
 Pohaku at Banyans
 beautiful !
 rip at Maili point
News from Kauai... RF58 (rocky's girl)  
 thank you Mary M
 one of these doesn't belong with the other.... rock seal seal rock

10/30/2014 Dailies continued

 Nihoa R912
 RK36 almost healed

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10/29/2014 Seal on Moku Nui

Aloha good people.... 
This photo was sent in from Kailua Sailboard and Kayak.... on Wednesday. I do know from one of the other guides from Twogood Kayak there was a seal out there on Tuesday too... I was hoping for a photo but it didn't come through on Tuesday.

this is going to be a hard one since the picture isn't very clear.... but if anyone can do it the Seal Whisperer will know.... okay DB watcha think?  

10/29/2014 DB's Dailies: Kea&Buster@SB, Duke&Kolohe@RI, Haupu@WP

At 0600 I found an overnighted Kea (RN46). He would move down and enter the water at 0637, swimming off to the west. On my 0947 recheck I found him back on the outfall, where he has remained the rest of the day. He remained at dark.

At 1010 Buster (RV08) stopped by for a brief visit. He did not see Kea , who was in a slightly different part of the outfall than usual. Buster did not haul out but checked the area, before departing to the west at 1013. Despite lotsa’ lookin’ I have not seen him again today.

On my first look at Rabbit Island I found Duke (RA12) at the left end. Access to the pier was limited today, since Hawaii 5-0 owned it until noon. When I got back at 1150 I found that Kolohe (RW22) was now at the left end with Duke.

At 0850 Team Billand reported Haupu (RB24) near the fence line at White Plains. Tracy & Angie went out today, to administer antibiotics to Haupu because of some puncture wound that were noted by the Billands a few days again. Haupu departed after the procedure, at 1013.
 Life is good
 Haupu  at White Plains 
Tracy and Angie getting the medicine ready for Haupu
 Angie administering the medication (NOAA Permit #932-1905)

not sure if this was before or after 
 pretty sure this was after... she is out of here.