update July 13th
Pelly is doing fine, this is a photo from the other day when he had visitors, he is the one with his wings open.
We have been getting fish donations from people and Pelly is becoming the town mascot, everyone loves him.
Today Bob and a neighbor are going to fish a pond for small fish. We had a storm last night and poor Pelly was huddled up next to a sand bag. Bob had put out the umbrella for him but……he stayed out in the open. He looks a lot better today after his shower.
Teaching Pelly to fish….the story continues……
Time for a update on our White Pelican youngster.
The Mississippi river is going down pretty fast and our road is partially open. Since there are cars going back and forth we decided to make a temporary sign to let everyone know to watch out for Pelly.
It now looks like we will be making a permanent sign…..after many phone calls we have been told that there is nowhere to take Pelly. Many young pelicans were washed off of islands in the flood and any place that takes pelicans is full. We were told a young pelican like this cannot feed itself, we can continue feeding it or…..let nature take its course. Guess we will be fishing.
Pelly still loves his sand pile but it was getting hot so we put up an umbrella for him. The other pelicans never came back so the decoy continues to be his friend. Notice Builder Fisherman Bob in the background getting supper.
Pelly has decided he likes standing in the middle of the road, I think he does that to get attention and….fed.
I am NOT getting much quilting done……..I never clean fish for us…..what?????
Here I am feeding Pelly this morning, he really didn’t want to get in the water. We did find out that they can learn to fly on their own at about 10-12 weeks. The bad thing we found out was since he lets us touch him…..he may not leave.
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