Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus

A very rare vagrant to Europe. There are a number of different subspecies and the eastern nomnate form mongolus is sometimes treated as a distinct species Mongolian Sand Plover (in which case the remaining races become Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius atrifrons). The following photos are not racially identified but I think they are unlikely to involve nominate mongolus.

Lesser Sand Plover Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover  

Lesser Sand Plovers, Hilf outfall (Masirah, Oman), 7th November 2017

 

Lesser Sand Plover Lesser Sand Plover

Lesser Sand Plover, Shannah (Ash Sharqiyah, Oman), 5th November 2017