Banded dotterel.....

......am I to follow or is this little juvenile being coy, either way I thought he/she was rather cute.

Banded dotterels are widespread on coasts and rivers throughout New Zealand. They're small and chubby, can run and fly at speed and their calls are penetrating, especially when warning intruders at nest sites. They like to feed on sandy mudflats and estuaries where they find crustaceans, molluscs, marine words and flies. Along stony riverbeds they feed on mayflies. They're abundant, protected and endemic.
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