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I went for a walk at Mullens the other day when the tide was coming in. Most of the sand flats were already covered so there were very few birds about. However, the little rocky island at the northern end of the beach often has one or two of the bigger birds roosting on it and this day there was an Eastern Curlew. They always look beautiful with the stretch of water behind them looking across the bay.
It was only when I looked closer that I realized there were little birds roosting there as well. Photos showed they were Lesser Sand Plovers (Charadrius mongulus).
We see quite a number of these birds later in the season but they usually roost in at the main bird roost just around the corner from here. However, I saw similar birds in this same place when I was first puzzling about the ID of all these small migratory grey and white birds. It's good to know that they sometimes still use this roosting place.