Sunday, November 15, 2009

A limerick

A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill will hold more than his belican
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week
But I’m damned if I see how the helican

Can anyone see these birds and not smile?

10 comments:

MevetS said...

I love watching them glide effortlessly just above the water.

I did see one in the Florida keys trying to scoop up a fish larger than its bill could hold. I did more than smile while I watched.

corey said...

I have a postcard with that very limerick on my bulletin board over my computer. It always makes me smile...

Ruth said...

I couldn't get enough of the California Brown Pelicans on our recent holiday. My daughter thought I was quite mad!

Bill S. said...

I love it, but we have the white pelicans here and they are helican on the trout during the spawning runs. This year the Dept. of Fish and Game tried to destroy their nests as they are so destructive.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Brown Pelicans just off the Endangered list ... didn't I just read that?

Jayne said...

LOLOL... LOVE that Laura!

troutbirder said...

Now that is a cool poem. Thanks!

bobbie said...

You quoted one of my favorite verses. They do make us smile, don't they?

LauraO said...

Umm...yeah. I worked at a seabird sanctuary for six months in FL and spent 12 hours a day working with pelicans. Trust me, they're much nicer from a distance and I have the scars to prove it so yeah, I'm not smiling - yet. Oh OK, I still like them. :-)

NCmountainwoman said...

I love Pelicans too. I especially love seeing them occupy every pole on the docks and then flying in formation. Nice picture.