Pelican Weather Vane Sitting Pelican Weather Vane Sitting. It can be made with or without a fish in its beak. The fish can be made with either gold-leafed, nickel silver, or copper depending on your preference. We have made the Pelican with blue eyes or with yellow eyes. Many of our customers ask us to add optional gold leaf to the Pelican’s beak and legs. This creates a nice contrast when the copper weathers and turns chocolate brown in color.