A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican

American White Pelicans at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge; photo courtesy of Naples Herald.

A wonderful bird is the Pelican.

His bill can hold more than his belican.

He can hold in his beak

Enough food for a week,

But I’m damned if I see how the helican.

Limerick by Dixon Lanier Merritt – 1910