Least Terns -- Sternula antillarum, with "Plegaria por el Nido":
'Sweet Lord, I pray for my brother,
Defenseless and beautiful, I pray for the nest!
Bird songs burst trilling from its feathers;
from its tiny pillow fledglings test their flight.
Song, they say, is a is a thing of God,
and wings, a thing of heaven.
Let your breeze be soft that rocks it;
gentle your moon that silvers it.
Let your branch that holds it be strong;
brief the morning dew that jewels it.
Ward off the icy frost
and streaming locks of rain
from this helpless shell-like thing
woven from bright ravelings.
Ward off the strong-winged wind
whose caress would shatter it,
and the covetous eye aflame with greed
that seeks it out.
You who scold me for the martyrdom
I gave you most tender creatures--
little heads of marigold
and blossoms of the lily--
Guard its small form with love
and warm it with your passion.
It shivers in the wind like a child,
trembles like a living heart.' ~ “Prayer for the Nest” by Gabriela Mistral, 1922.