(Peter Pelican) 


While walking around Lake Merritt, James Robinson noticed an American White Pelican that was injured and could not fly. He had never noticed this type of bird at the lake before. James observed it intently over the next two years. He learned from a nearby Rotary Nature Center that the pelican was rescued and had a broken wing. The first year was hard for the young pelican that looked sickly and malnourished, and no one thought the pelican would survive.  Miraculously after two years of being the only White Pelican at Lake Merritt, a flock of White Pelicans showed up and began to show Peter how to fish and take care of himself.  This true story is the inspiration for A BIRD’S TALE.