A few Common Gallinules were walking around in this shallow water at the edge of a pond, quietly minding their own business.
Gallinules are known for making a vocal fuss, but while I was watching this scene they were quiet.
Hard to say if Alligators pay any attention to when birds vocalize; I’ve seen them respond to movement around them but not just noise.
These Alligators never moved.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
October 24, 2022