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