Wednesday, April 16, 2014

4-15-2014 Team Billand Late Night Update

912 aka Nihoa at Lagoon 3 ..... 
 Jim doing what he does best... educating and talking about Nihoa
 these two make a cute couple... Nihoa and Kolohe
 Haupu at Lagoon 4
 mini Billand helping out!
 she's looking very healthy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4-15-2014 DB's Dailies: Sadie&Pup,Kainoa&U/F@RI, T21M@SB, Kea@BH, Haupu@Sec, R5AY@Kualoa Pt, Nihoa&Kerby@PC, Aukai@Mokes

At 0638 I found Sadie&Pup(RB12)(D#12), 10 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. I would observe 2 swims and 2 feeds , but I was gone a lot, and frequent rain squalls, made the day difficult.
Also at 0638 I found the same U/F at Left Greenery, on RI. When I got back to the pier at 0948 I found that Kainoa (RN04) had joined her. When I checked the beach after a lengthy squall at 1105 I saw that both were gone. I did not see them again today.

At 0854 posse member Teri called to advise that she’d received a text about an animal at the Gas Chambers end of Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 0906 I found T21M waiting for me at the end of the sand at the Blowhole end of the beach . I cordoned him off and he remains. He departed at 1847.
At 1332 I found Kea (RN04) in the small cove on the Sandy Beach side of the Blowhole Lookout. He had not been there on earlier checks, by both Gayle and myself. He was still there on my 1903 check.
At 0628 the Billands saw an animal do a swim through at PC, and keep going. Barbara confirmed the Kolohe (RW22) by her photos this evening.
At 0844 the Billands advised that KoOlina security had called them about an animal at Lagoon#4. When they arrived they found Haupu (RB24).
At 1020,Lesley advised that she’d seen R5AY at Kualoa Point this morning.
At 1043 Team Billand reported Nihoa (R912) at Lagoon#3, KoOlina. At 1413 they advised that had relocated to Paradise Cove.
At 1608 Dana called with the report of the arrival of another animal at PC. At 1847 the Billands confirmed the Kerby (RW08) ID.
Late email from Donna provided shots of Aukai (RL12) on Moku Nui today. Thanks to the kayak posse !

Check for the Billands shots on da' blog.

Aukai on Moku Nui 
 special shout out to Kailua Sailboard and Kayaks for looking after this little girl and being so diligent about calling it in and taking phoros! 
 Kea at blow hole ! 
 The distinguished elder T21 in his new suit.

4-14-2014 DB's Dailies: Sadie&Pup,Kainoa&U/F@RI, Kea@BH, T21M@SB, RIP@WP, Kermit@NIM, Pohaku&Nihoa@PC, Rocky@DH, Ewa Girl@WSK, Benny@Maili Pt, Ka'ena,RW30,RW02&RL42@KP

At 0655 I peered into the cove on the Sandy Beach side of the Blowhole Lookout and there was Kea (RN04) snoozin’ in the cove. He has remained all day.
At 0720 I found Sadie&Pup (RB12)(S#11), 20 ft left of 1BS on Rabbit Island. A feed was in progress. This is a new location for them so I presume they had done an early morning water session. I would see 2 swim sessions in rough water, and 3 feeds.
Also at 0720 I found the same U/F , 20 ft right of 1BS, and Kainoa (RN04) at Right Middle Cliff. It took a while but I finally got a look at his CC wound. Healing continues.
At 1405 posse member June called to advise that Maureen (the Dove Lady) had called her to report an animal just hauling out to Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1415 I found T21M at the east end. He is 100% molted, and his forehead natural bleach was clearly visible. I picked up the rope at dark. T21M remains.
At 0716 Team Billand reported RIP (RR70) at the showers, White Plains. Lifeguards advised that he departed at 1630.
At 0752 the Billands found Kermit (R012) foraging off shore of Kermit’s Reef. At 0843 he took a fisherman’s line, which broke. When he hauled out at the first bunker, west of the Nimitz Jetty the Billands checked for a hook and saw nothing, but their check was no 100%. The Billands advise that Kermit later relocated to a new location approximately 1 mile west of the Jetty.
At 0752 the Billands advised that they’d gotten a call from Terri reporting 2 animals at Paradise Cove. She thought one was Pohaku. When they Billands arrived later they found only Nihoa (R912).
At 1014 posse member Christian Young called to advise that Rocky (RH58) was below the Lighthouse, Diamond Head. Colleen Melanie were also with her at various points, as well as Todd&Darlene (the Van’s from Can) providing info and shots. Colleen advised that Rocky was still there at dark.
At 1023 Team Billand reported Ewa Girl (RS00) at Wind Sock.
At 1328 they found Benny (RE74) at Maili Point.

Evening email from Kimo Smith brought shots of his day at Ka’ena Point. He found Ka’ena, RW02,RW30 & RL42 at the end of the world.

 Sadie and 11 day old PO2

 T21 came by to visit with DB
 wants to show off his new suit 
 very very handsome! 
 kakaka Kea
Rocky hanging out in her old neighborhood Diamond Head
 she's looking plump
 caution wide load... er I mean keep your distance.
Ka'ena and RL42
 this little one has moxie... she isn't shy about hanging with the big boys
 and Ka'ena you're a sweetie!
 then again getting into it with RW02
 Ka'ena RL42 and RW30 - guess they're not so solitary....
 RL42  snoozing

Monday, April 14, 2014

4-14-2014 Team Billand

Benny at Maili Point
 Ewa Girl at Windsock
 KERMIT welcome home!!
 so if Kermit was hooked up with a cell tag do we know what he was up to while he was MIA... would be cool to see what the boy was up to
 Nihoa at Paradise Cove
 resting comfortably when...... along came
whoa!  what the hell is that?
 okay... just don't sneak up on me like that!
  Rip at White Plains