The pelicans were back for my birthday. A. didn't believe me. They're seagulls, he said. But the next day, I saw them again, giant white dinosaur birds with a black stripe down the wings. I'd never known pelicans to live in Wisconsin, so last spring when I first spotted them, I didn't believe it either.
But eventually, someone told me, they were exactly what they seem to be. And now, every time I see them, I shout at whoever is near by, "Pelican! Pelicans!"