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There are 18-25 breeding pairs of pied oyster-catchers on the Island. They are territorial birds and nest above the high tide level or on the cliffs looking over their area.
These birds feed on the beaches where the waves wash up and down. As the water retreats, they run down the beach looking for holes in the sand. These holes show where molluscs, worms or snails might be hidden. Their strong red bill is well adapted for this.