For the longest time I thought we had Banded dotterels at Waikawa Beach but after close investigation I now think they are the very similar Wrybills. Iā€™m pretty sure that beak has a curve to the right.

Length: 20 cm; Weight: 55 grams.

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Very small seabird with a wry bill. Small bird plucking a meal from wet sand. SMall bird with a tiny sand creature in its bill.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz

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