Saturday, August 1, 2015

7/31/2015 DB's Dailies:Aukai,Kainoa,Cass,UM&UU@RI, Kekoa@Maili Pt, Rocky&Pup@Kauai, RK36&UU@Gas Chambers (NS), Kimo Kai, RIP&RW02@KP, 7-31-15, Y/N Kerby&RG32@Molokai

On my first look at Rabbit Island, at 0633 I found Sadie (RB12), 100 ft left of 1BS, and Aukai (RL12) & Kainoa (RN04) together, at the log, 40 ft left of 1BS.

 At 1111 weaner Cass (RG06) swam by, and Kainoa joined her for an extended swim/play session. They were still in the water when I departed for my afternoon rechecks. I returned to Makai Pier at 1700, and found Cass at the left end of the beach, and an U/U 100 ft left of 1BS. Aukai was still where she had been all day, and I found a juvenile male at 2BS. No ID was possible, but I’m hopeful that it is Kea.

 Posse member Barbara V called at 1253 to advise that she had seen an animal haul out to Buster Flats, Lanai Lookout, at 1235. When I arrived at 1300 I confirmed the Kolohe (RW22) but that beautiful right side “cue ball” bleach.

 At 0833 Team Billand reported Kekoa (RK72), once again at Maili Point.

 Emails from Jeannie Martinson & Karen Turner, provided shots of RK36 (ID by tag, 4DJ)& an U/U at Gas Chambers, North Shore.

 In the Yesterday’s News department I’m attaching Tracy Mercer’s shots from Molokai, of Kerby (RW08), and the cutest weaner ever, RG32), on 7-29-15.

 Evening mail from our pal Val, newly returned to civilization after roaming the mainland. She sent the latest Rocky (RH58)& Pup shots. Thanks Val, and welcome home !
Aukai and Kainoa 
 Rocky and Pup on Kauai
Kekoa Maili Point
RK36  and UU
 UU at gas chambers
Kimo Kai
Kerby and little RG32

Friday, July 31, 2015

7/30/2015 DB's Dailies: Sadie&Kainoa@RI, Kekoa@Maili Pt, U'ilani@Reef Runway, Temp319,RIP,RW02&U/U@KP, U/U@Kaimana

On my first look at Rabbit Island at 0649 I found Sadie (RB12) & Kainoa (RN04), left of 1BS. As has been the case of late, Sadie departed early at 0951. Kainoa would remain all day.

 At 0720 Team Billand reported Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point.

 At 0807 the Billands responded to a call about tar balls at Aki’s Beach. They found no oil, but did find two wallows, with departure trails, along with lots of dog tracks.

 At 0946 the found U’ilani (RN36) at the Reef Runway.

 Dana called at 1330 to advise that Temp319 had been seen at Ka’ena Point today, by Tammy & Dave T. I found Tammy’s excellent shots waiting for me when I got home. Tammy said she had passed NOAA personnel on her way out, as they were heading in. Tammy’s shots seemed to show that the green line since in Marilyn’s shots from Saturday, appeared to be a piece of netting, and was wrapped out the guys right front, lower tooth. A phone conversation with Tracy, who had responded, confirmed that this was, in fact, the case. There is no hook.

 Tammy also saw a molting U/U at 10 min beach on the way in. My guess is RL42, but I can’t state that as fact. At the point she found RIP (RR70) & RW02.

 Dana called at 1858 to advise of an animal reported at Kaimana Beach. Since Rocky is only 17 days into mom hood, that rules her out. Karen Rohter was responding. At 1932 Karen called to advise that the animal had departed at 1845, prior to her arrival, however witnesses stated that the animal had a transmitter on it’s back. Ordinarily, I'd jump at the RIP ID, however there is a sliver of doubt with this one because RIP was seen and photographed earlier today at Ka'ena Point. While it is technically possible it could be him, Benny, with his transmitter patch still on his back is also a distinct possibility. Hopefully, tomorrow will tell the rest of the story. Stay tuned.

 In the Day Before Yesterday’s News department I received shots from Erin Adams, showing Kaikaina (RL54) & RIP (RR70) at KP on 7-28-15.

 U'ilani at reef runway 
 Wallows and lots of doggie footprints
 Molting UU
Temp 319
Kaikaina and Rip

Thursday, July 30, 2015

7/29/2015 DB's Dailies:Sadie&Kainoa@RI, Kolohe@LL, Kekoa@Maili Pt, La'akea,Ua&Holokai@TB,Kerby&Mojo@Molokai

On my 1st look at Rabbit Island, at 0702 I found what would prove to be Sadie (RB12) near the water line at the far left end of the beach, and Kainoa (RN04), 100 ft left of 1BS near the water line. Both would remain all day, and were the entire RI cast.

 At 0714 I found Kolohe (RW22) at Buster Flats, Lanai Lookout. He was gone when I got back for a 1327 recheck, due to a high, high tide.

 Team Billand called at 0928 with the report of Kekoa (RK72) at Maili Point. Robert suffered a few wounds in the process, but heck... it just ain’t a routine day unless ya’ bleed a little !

 Melanie checked in on her way to Ua&Holokai duty to report La’akea (RK82) near Right Spot’s Spot , & Ua & Holokai at the Keiki Pool.

 The highlight of the day came with a call from Tracy at 1540. She and Mark were on Molokai to tag M&M’s grandson (RW30 mom). He is now RG32/33. Highlight though that may be, we ain’t even there yet. Tracy advised that in the tide pool with RG32, was KERBY (RW08) !!!! Kerby, a Rabbit Island boy at birth, moved off to Ka’ena Pt at 5 months old, and then moved to Kauai where he has been seen for some time now.He is now a 7 year old. His last sighting was on Kauai on 6-6-15. Now we know why. He has discovered those hot , young Molokai chicks. Tracy also advised that they had also seen another Oahu boy on this trip. Mojo (RI17), my #2 RI son, has been a Molokai resident for some time now, but comes home occasionally. Thanks Tracy ! Ya’ made my whole day !!

 In the Yesterday’s News department I have an Oooops! To fess’ up to. La’akea RK82) turned 4 yesterday, and I neglected to put it in the blog. Sorry, La’akea.

 Kolohe at Lanai Lookout
 Sadie ad Kainoa 
 Kerby looking after RG32 a young'en
 Kekoa at Maili Point 
 the daily wound.... oh hell Robert I hope you're okay
La'akea at  Turtle Bay
 looking all brand spanking new
 mom's calling
 time to eat