|Lady Elliot Island|
|Black Noddy with chick|
|Black Noddy & Me|
|Common Noddy with chick|
|Common Noddy (left) & Black Noddy (right)|
|Plane arriving on Lady Elliot|
|Common Noddy plane strike victim|
Bridled Tern was also numerous, nesting throughout the island and, like the Black Noddy, it was common around the resort grounds.
Many Bridled Terns were sitting on eggs on nests which were little more than slight scrapes in the ground, or small niches among the coral. Others had chicks resembling balls of fluff. Early morning was the best time to watch the youngsters being fed tiny fish or squid by their parents.
|Bridled Tern (above) & Sooty (below) Tern|
|Black-naped Tern (left) and Roseate Tern (right)|
|Crested Tern (rear) & Lesser Crested Tern (front)|
|Lady Elliot Island beach|
|Our hut on the island|