As a child, the white pelican is -- well, homely. And NOT graceful.
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Some birdlings run with grace and light feet. The baby pelican -- flops
and staggers. And leans against hist buddies, just to stay upright.
The route to adulthood is not easy. Nature is sometimes harsh in its survival
strategies. Most pelican nests have two eggs. The hatchlings fight -- almost
always, one sibling kills its mate. Harsh. Yet it assures that the chick
that survives is hardy; a survivor.