Throughout the new year a constant stream of fledging birds wander down to the bay to the west of the breeding colony to practice fishing and to make their first attempts at flight. By not fishing in the immediate location of the colony the adults have ensured that there is a plentiful supply of small fry in the bay for their offspring to practice their fishing techniques. Attempts at flying involve long extended runs on the water out across the bay, adults are usually airbourne in four or five strides, with the juveniles runs will cover hundreds of yards during the first attempts shortening down to twenty or thirty and limited success

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