|The larger Sanderling stood out from the smaller Stints.|
|The Sanderling is a small shorebird variously described as stout, compact or chunky. It has a short slightly drooping bill and short legs.|
|The bird was busy feeding – probing the sand and then moving swiftly to another spot to probe again.|
|On the move again – it was hard to nail some photos while the bird was stationary.|
|The bird was clearly intent on feeding.|
|My last photo captured a brief pause.|
The 90 Mile Beach, which is often pounded by big Bass Strait waves, is only a few hundred metres away across the barrier sand dunes from Albifrons Island. The lone Sanderling has no doubt come across from the ocean beach to forage in the protected waters of the Gippsland Lakes and we were lucky to come across the bird during this rare visit.