Pelicans are the Jumbo jets of the bird world, yet they take off with no noise from a very short runway, either on land or the water! They can be very sociable, especially when a free lunch of fish is on offer. They love fishermen who clean and gut their fish before going home. They appear happy to eat anything, as long as it is fishy. They can get a bit feisty if you get too close and will open their beaks wide to display their red throat - as seen in one of my photos.