Nothing To Worry About Here
This past week I was watching a spoonbill feeding in the salt marsh when it looked like he suddenly got the feeling he should turn around look behind him.
The spoonie saw the alligator creeping up but concluded it was nothing to get overly concerned about so he went right back to fishing as the young gator glided on by….
Bellissimi scatti Phil, cogli sempre momenti splendidi!! Complimenti, sono bellissime!!
Ciao, un caro saluto, Pat
La ringrazio molto per le gentili parole Pat!
That was funny. However, do gators attack spoonies every now and then? Just wondering.
We have seen a gator take a bird but they normally do that in stealth mode by sneaking up on a bird under the water and then surprising the bird by quickly lunging up and grabbing it.
You got it!
I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for the response!
Happy to help!
You see some amazing sights. I’m glad the spoonbill was correct in his assessment.
Yes that spoonbill seemed largely unconcerned about the alligator’s presence and he was correct this time.
We do see some fun stuff out there!
There is always something fun going on out there!
You have a wonderful humour!!! Thank you for great posts! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Well I am very happy you enjoy the photos and stories!
Spoonie and Gator just going about their business, neither one bothering each other, sharing the Salt Marsh ignoring each other, I love it, great pictures of how animals get along with each other at times. Great Shots!!!
It is funny how sometimes a lot of different species can all get along great and other times two or three can’t tolerate each other. Glad you like seeing the various wildlife together! 🙂
Thank you Hans, glad to know you liked these!
I think the photos of your birds and gators together are fascinating, just great glimpses of wildlife. Thanks for bringing them to us.
I’m glad you enjoy that aspect of my various posts because that is one of my favorite things to watch and photograph. I love seeing different species in close proximity and waiting to see how, if at all, they will react.
I am frequently surprised which keeps me going back for more.
I am always amazed they can get that close and not be in danger.
That’s one thing I always look for out there whenever I see potential predator and prey nearby. It’s funny how sometimes they can get along fine and the birds will often purposely follow around an alligator as it stirs up things the birds like to eat with it’s big tail.
That’s a pretty fearless spoonie!
Amazing, isn’t it, that the birds seem to know when to be worried and when it’s ‘safe’??