Later, the pelican explained that it got the idea from reading my blog

Wednesday 25 October 2006

First it was the ravens, now it’s come to this. And always the pigeons pay.
Families and tourists in a London park were left shocked when a pelican picked up and swallowed a pigeon…. An RSPB spokesman said: “It is almost unheard of for a pelican to eat a bird. Their diet should be strictly fish.”
The bird got up and strolled along until it reached one of the pigeons, which it just grabbed in its beak.


Note for journalism students: the last two sentences of the linked article are a classic example of the inverted triangle in action.