Fantastic series Phillip! Funny, I'm here in Florida and see them all the time, but have never thought of them scooping up such small prey like that! I'm always waiting for that attack coming out from the water, springing up and taking the GBH or Great Egret down under with him! I've seen it, but haven't been able to capture it... I think I'll start paying more attention to the smaller prey!
Thanks for posting, really nice set!
Thanks much for looking I really appreciate the kind comments as well.
I know what you mean about the alligator behavior. I started paying more attention to them and found them to be very interesting. They do a lot more then most people think, although they are also very good at conserving energy and doing nothing.
Speaking of alligators and GBH or egrets etc. check out my blog if you get a minute.
I have a fun series up for today's post showing some gator/bird interaction.
Birds and Alligators