Giving flight lessons? The American Pelican (Pelicanus erythrorhynchos)
and an immature gull . . .
The gull seemed unable to fly so perhaps it just
fledged . . .
The pelican floated beside it for maybe a quarter mile before
leaving the little guy to his destiny . . .
Several hundred pelicans nearby . . .
Photo taken near the John Day Dam on the Columbia River, Sherman
County, Oregon. Photo and story byLarry 21 July 2017 – www.taxaflora.com