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I ran the dogs down at the club that is close to home. Not long after getting to the fields the dogs find a group of 5 hens and 3 roosters running through the woods that runs along one of the switchgrass fields. After some of the birds flushed we moved on and we were able to find some of the quail that have been liberated from the johnny house several weeks or months ago. Some have been out since the start of November. I flushed a few of the quail and then moved on. After walking a bit with not finding anything and not paying attention I look up and decide to take these pictures (they are not the best):





As I walked up to the dogs I decided to try and take a video and got this:



After this I saw a hawk flying around and decided to stick around and hope it moved on. I was glad when the hawk flew off without finding any of the birds I flushed. Then it was time to go home and let the birds find a safe place before it gets dark. One thing I noticed is all the birds were found in good cover and when they flushed they went to more good cover. Even though they were raised in a pen they seem to learn for the mistakes of the birds that get taken by the hawks.
 

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Thats a nice vid Brian. I love the sound of the flush.

I think I read somewhere that switchgrass worked for pheasant.
 

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The area has held birds into the spring the past few years and I'm pretty sure the reason is the switchgrass. It's the only area of switchgrass in the area. Just wish they were wild.
 
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