Pelican

£2.40

Pelican is a humorous greeting card featuring the bird with speech bubble and text ‘Yes, I can hold in my beak enough food for a week.’

– Blank inside for your own message
– Printed in the UK on premium card stock
– Supplied with a white envelope

12 in stock

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Pelican

Pelican is a humorous greeting card featuring the bird with speech bubble and text ‘Yes, I can hold in my beak enough food for a week.’

And that is a play on the well-known verse or limerick that goes something along these lines:

A wonderful bird is the pelican
Its beak can hold more than its belly can
It can hold in its beak
Enough food for a week
A wonderful bird is the pelican

Seeing Pelicans

We have seen pelicans flying overhead off the California coast. And I have seen them waiting for fish on jetties in th harbour in Lima in Peru. But never had either of us touched a pelican’s beak. More than that, neither of us had felt the inside of the beak of a pelican. All that changed on a visit to Edinburgh Zoo in 2016. Pelicans are gregarious birds. So much so that as soon as one of them finds something interesting to investigate, the others follow. Then they huddle close to one another.

Up Close And Personal With Pelicans

The pelicans at the zoo were idling about on the water. We walked to the fence at the water’s edge to watch them. That’s when we discovered that they were friendly. They were so friendly that two of them reached up to say hello to us. Soon the others had huddled around us. And that is when Tamara and I had the experience of holding out our hands and finding them inside a pelican’s beak. You can read about what that felt like, in our article Inside A Pelican’s Beak.

SKU: C0002

Pelican with speech bubble that reads 'Yes, I can hold in my beak enough food for a week.'
Pelican
£2.40