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Among the hundreds of Arctic Terns, Puffins, and Shags nesting on Inner Farne Island off the east coast of England were a few Oystercatchers.  The Shags built a pretty good nest, the Puffins had their burrows, but the Oystercatchers didn't put much effort into it, satisfied with a slight scrape in the ground near these rocks.