Nittany was a little stiff and sore today. He turned 9 last month and this is the first time he showed his age. I think the snow and ice wore him out more than usual. But I did take Blitz out to hit the gamelands and a co-op area. The birds were bunched up today. We started out and a hen flushed wild. Then Blitz had his first point:
He was a little mixed up. He was looking over his shoulder and the birds were in the woods on the right. It ended up being 3 roosters that ran and flushed. I could have taken a shot but I wasn't worried about taking birds today.
His next point was in a different area on the edge of the woods.
I walked in and 5 roosters flushed and cackled off deeper into the woods. It was quite a scene to see that many birds at one time.
Moving on we made our way to a food plot and Blitz had another point:
There were 3 hens in this field and I tried to get some video:
Blitz had another point in what remains of the cool season grass and three different hens flushed wild from that field. His last point of the day was in the switchgrass close to the woods.
This rooster was tucked under the bent over grass and was a tough one to flush out. I wish I could have gotten better video of him bursting out of the snow but this was the best I could do:
I was quite surprised to see this many birds bunched up together. Some held tight, some flushed wild and others ran before flushing. I hope to get more work on these birds over the winter months.