Saturday, May 28

A late day hike....

Ron and I took a late day hike yesterday to see RK22 and her 4 day old pup, PK2. What a beautiful evening. We watched as the pup did some investigating of a morning glory vine, the albatross soared over head and the sky glowed as the sun set. 

If you are interested  in following PK2's daily adventures you can click Kauai Seals.  Here you will find daily (p)updates and photos from various volunteers (including myself) 


One of the albatross parents


Nice way to end the day.

**Please note all the photos taken of the seals and birds are taken with my Nikon CoolpixP600 with a 60x zoom. No animals/birds were disturbed during this adventure.

Once again here's the link for PK2's great adventures.  Kauai Seals

Wednesday, May 25

Meet the new Pup....


lunch time

RK22 (mom) and PK2

Known as PK2, gender unknown at this time, but we're hoping it's a girl!!

Sunday, May 22

Thursday, May 12

Watch me...

On a recent visit to the Kilauea Lighthouse, I spotted this Nene watching all the tourists
so, watch me Nene!!
P.S. Happy Birthday to my friend Barbara, I miss you!!

Sunday, May 1

Sunday Stew...

This past week you may have seen photos or maybe even the video of this seal all over the news. This is RK30, a 17 year old pregnant seal that was assaulted by a man on a Kauai Beach this last Tuesday evening.

This seal is Kauai's Sweetheart and most recognizable due to her past injuries, she can be found all over the island. She is a survivor- the scars you see in the photo were not from the most recent assault, but are battle scars from a rope entanglement around her neck, boat propeller marks, cookie cutter shark bites and a shark bite.   She's a wonderful momma, and in fact she is due to have her 8 pup any day!!  Fortunately, she and the pup were not harmed in the assault Tuesday.

On Thursday the 19 year old  man accused of harming RK30 was arrested. He could face up to 5 years in jail and a $50,000 fine. Hawaiian Monk Seals are endangered and are federally protected.

She is a survivor and a true Beauty to boot!!
Here are some other shots from the week...