These are a few more images of Brown Pelicans chicks showing the chicks interacting, very awkwardly.
Adult Brown Pelicans are somewhat awkward on land, and if you notice the feet you can see why.
As previously mentioned, I regret I didn’t use a higher shutter speed to offset some of the bobbing boat motion. The images are over-sharpened somewhat to try to make up for that, but I wanted to share them for the seldom seen chick behavior.
Taken from a boat at Bird Key Stono Heritage Preserve
Between Kiawah Island and Folly Beach, SC
July 12, 2021
4 thoughts on “Brown Pelican Chicks On the Beach”
Well, Ellen, you may have done it.
You may have actually found something even cuter than a baby lamb!
It’s a close call…
Thanks, Paz! I agree, and certainly in the bird world these are tops.
They seem to be having a good time 😊. Nice shots and interesting to see their interactions.
Yes, figuring out their world! Thanks, Belinda!