“A wonderful bird is the Pelican.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week!
But I’ll be darned if I know how the hellican?”
Ah, Pelicans, never thought of them as a West Texas bird, but if you follow the adage that “the west begins at Ft Worth”, then this qualifies as a West TX bird.
There was a whole “pod”, “pouch”, “scoop”or “squadron” of these American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) gathered at Possum Kingdom Lake near the state park. They were a fun subject and an amazing feat of nature that they can even fly.
We got our bellies full of some of the absolutely best catfish dinners at a local dive named “Fox Hollow”. Our stomachs for sure held more than our beaks can.
Stow up for the journey when you can††nada te turbe†††††jim