A little ditty goes:
An unusual bird is the Pelican
His beak holds more
Than his belly can.
Apparently the Australian Pelican is the largest of the world's 7 species. I love the way they soar the thermals way up high. It's amazing how they will turn up on our inland Salt Lakes (which are ususally dry) just after the lakes fill with flood water.
These pelicans were on a lake near where I was visiting family last weekend. It was a wet evening but they didn't seem worried by the weather.