Last week, I visited Save Our Seabirds, located by Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, FL. It was a very hot day and most of the birds were content to perch in some shady corner. However, as I made my way toward the cages in the rear, I could hear splashing. The pelican enclosure with its two pools showed me the reason. Many pelicans were thoroughly enjoying splashing in these pools using their powerful wings to create a small tempest for some cooling relief. It looked like a big bird bath. SOS proclaims they “Rescue – Rehabilitate – Release” sick and injured birds of the sea. These pelicans appeared to be really enjoying this part of their rehab!