An anonymous reader writes: Ah, it’s finally summer! Which of course means fun in the sun on the beach! Even though we’re all having fun chasing Pokémons, playing beach volleyball or flying kites, surfing, reading trashy novels, roasting marshmallows and drinking beverages festooned with colorful paper umbrellas, it’s easy to overlook those who live at the beach.
I am referring to birds — beach-nesting and beach-feeding birds. Unfortunately, one moment of disregard by holidaymakers, Pokémon hunters, free-roaming dogs or a runaway volleyball can be disaster for shorebird families.