Many beach birds are quite big really: Gulls, Terns Oystercatchers, Pied Stilts. The ‘nationally vulnerable’ Tuturiwhatu or Banded Dotterels though are tiny, more sparrow sized. They scurry along the beach in a quite hilarious way. 🐦 This one has been banded.

Banded Banded Dotterel.
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