Today was one of those picture perfect days in the field…although I took no pictures. The 9 degree air had no bite as the sun was shining bright and just a breath of wind; all that was needed was a hat, wind shirt and gloves. The sun bouncing from the snow required sunglasses. The layer of ice was still covered in snow from a few days ago. Birds were tucked under the snow and ice, as cover has been greatly diminished due to the recent ice. Pippa quickly figured out the restricted scent cone. Admittedly it was amusing watching her on the first bird. With a solid point, she shifted slightly as I walked to the bird. As she moved you could read the expression on her face…”I know there was a bird”. Circling the bird, with feet sliding into her first tracks, she locked up for the second time. Flushing the bird resulted in a single shot, with the bird falling into the snow and feathers drifted upon the light breeze. Such was the scenario for the remainder of our birds. Eleven more concentrated, focused points, eleven more single shots, eleven more birds in the vest with the day yielding a total of twelve. Just about a perfect day with even a few improved retrieves.
Warm Barrels & Tight Lines.