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Wildlife Moment: Beak performer -- Pelican is a familiar bird

YAKIMA, Wash. — The sight of a pelican soaring gracefully often brings a smile to my face and this to my mind: “A wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill will hold more than his belican, He can take in his beak, Enough food for a week. But I’m damned if I see how the helican!” American poet and humorist Dixon Lanier Merritt penned this limerick in 1910 for the Tennessean, Nashville’s morning paper. The answer to Dix …

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