You were very close to that alligator.
Adult butterlies dont grow. They do not increase the size. Only caterpillar is growing. Small butterfly will be always small and it doesnt mean that it is young
looks like Bewick's Wren 5½" Grey brown above, white below, with white eyebrow and long fan shaped tail tipped with white.
Welcome on treknature. Fantastic shot. Great moment Simple but perfect