The breeding Island here seen from its southern tip looking north has been checked every year since but no further incidence of colonial breeding has been observed. The behaviour of the birds in the 1998 colony was totally unlike the strict territorial behaviour of our resident birds. At the colony attempts to photograph the birds by both myself and Dr. Mike Hill were always thwarted by the birds even when using a hide. They apparently can count when we left the hide empty they would return to their nests, attempts to deceive them otherwise by us always failed. We never got a decent photograph.

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