|The bird kept on the move as it searched the tide exposed sand for food.|
|The legs are short and solid.|
|The bird had a surprising reach when leaning forward with its neck stretched out.|
|In this photo the bird does look tubby as described in Pizzey & Knight.|
|The bill at times was inserted deep into the wet sand, leaving some sand adhering to its forehead.|
The bird was photographed on the Corindi River estuary at the small coastal hamlet of Red Rock about 40km north of Coffs Harbour NSW. The location where the photos were taken did have dense cover however it was on the edge of a caravan park and a busy public park so the normally shy and reclusive Lewin’s had adapted to the presence of people.