I never saw a Least Tern growing up on the beach. Never even knew there was such a thing as a bird who lived on the beach. Didn’t matter. The beach was amazing enough. It was already my favorite place in the world.
It still boggles my mind that such an adorable and hilarious and beautiful creature is part of the DNA of the beach I love for so many other reasons. Beach nesting birds take an already perfect beach and turn it up to eleven. I really hope we can figure out a way to live together and share the beach.
In the meantime, we should try to protect as many we can until we can figure out a way to do that.
Most love for the Least Tern!