Pelican Dreams (Documentary)
A young pelican backs up traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge, wandering down the right hand lane. A police officer and tow truck driver safely catch her and place her in back of the cruiser. She is brought to a pelican rehabilitation center where she is examined and determined to be extremely dehydrated and underweight. As her time recovering begins so does the documentary.
The director has always been intrigued by pelicans, so graceful in the air and clumsy on land, and follows the rescued bird (which she nicknamed Gigi) through her rehabilitation and release. The director also visits Morro, another recovering pelican suffering from a wing injury and living with a wildlife specialist and convalescing in their large backyard with other bird species. Interspersed with visits to both birds to monitor and record their progress the film also covers pelican breeding grounds, threats old and new to the species and just how amazing it is that any pelican grows up to reach adulthood.
A great wildlife documentary that brings you nose to beak with these creatures, birds which always make me smile and think of flying dinosaurs whenever I see them.