Skating! This little New Zealand dotterel turns out to be banded, when I zoom in. They’re very small, fast birds: 25 cm and about 150 grams. Perfect on the beach: dark upper and white below so you think you’re just seeing shells on sand — till it moves. 🐦

NZ Dotterel on wet sand with wings slightly elevated and one foot behind so it seems to be skating.
Miraz Jordan @Miraz