ESSEX, Conn. — An injured pelican rescued from a cove in Essex-- is now healed and heading home!
A Place Called Hope is the bird rehabilitation center that has been caring for the brown pelican since last week.
The center shared a new photo of Arvy, the pelican--before the bird boarded its flight to a wildlife center in Jupiter, Florida.
Brown pelicans are southern coastal birds that rarely venture near Connecticut.
The CT Audubon Society says the bird may have been carried north in a storm.
Arvy was treated for hypothermia and lethargy, but made a quick recovery.