I think that William's friend is his biggest fan, he travels from Peckham several times a week to St. James's Park to see him.. He tells stories about William's escapades, like a proud father, the most famous one was when he ate a pigeon. He loves to be photographed (William, that is) I'll get this photo printed to give to him (Friend, that is)
There are five pelicans among the exotic birds resident in St
James's Park (one of the eight Royal Parks)
One comes from Louisiana and four from Eastern Europe (but they get on well)
The pelicans were first introduced into St James's Park by the Russian Ambassador, who presented them to Charles II in 1664. The tradition continues - in 1977, the ambassador presented two pelicans from Astrakhan, (named Astra and Khan)
They are fed 12 pounds of fish, plus a vitamin supplement, each day, usually between 2.30 and 3.00 pm. Visitors are welcome to watch
Pelicans' normal diet is fish, caught in their large bills but in October 2006, one of the birds was photographed swallowing a London pigeon whole...