Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill) has cornered the filmmaking territory for birds of the Bay Area. When an unwell juvenile pelican wound up staggering around a lane on the Golden Gate Bridge, Irving used it as an excuse to poke her camera into the world of these seabirds. We meet a few wildlife rehabilitators and their charges, and Irving nabs some choice footage of the birds' life cycle. It's a film made out of simple, curious affinity, and while it could do with a little less sentimentality, it's lovely viewing for anyone who enjoys exploring the crossroads between human and animal existence. recommended