When the opportunity presents itself everyone takes advantage.
Water was rushing into the marsh here, small fish get caught in the flow.
This ‘fish flow’ brings in the Egrets who work around the water catching what they can.
Of course the Alligators see this and they really don’t care what they catch. Above they slowly drift in to get some action also.
Here the Egret quickly struck the water, head going under for a moment. Not a good idea at this point.
It only takes a moment for an Alligator to move.
They can charge even faster.
The answer to the question is… I don’t know. A big splash sends all the birds in a panic. I did see the Great Egret in the air (above). I can’t say about the Snowy.
When shooting wildlife, or even sports, the rule is always keep shooting. The action is longer than you think. I did that here and got the attack. The Alligators were underwater now.