Some of you may remember seeing our pal “Radar” here before. He is the great egret that has a transmitter pack attached to his back with two antennas sticking out.
He is supposed to be a part of a study of migratory habits of wading birds. The problem with that is”Radar” never really goes very far, so it’s likely his data contribution is not tremendously helpful.
Anyway here he was last night enjoying his evening in the marsh with a friend. They got along just fine.
Actually wading birds such as egrets and herons will often stay near an alligator that is actively feeding. The gator will get fish all stirred up and in a panic, which can make them easier for the birds to catch.