Friday, December 30, 2011
After a quick and successful pheasant hunt this morning at Hasting's Island Hunting Preserve, Bailey still had a ton of energy to burn. We had found four pheasant in a matter of 45 minutes and I had taken two and missed one and let one fly (flushed two at one time.)
The fun wasn't over. Another interesting morning being a Vizsla owner.
We sometimes stop at "Hare Central" on the way back. A vast housing development out in the "delta" that never finished getting developed after the 2008 collape. Here rabbits and hare live by the hundreds if not thousands.
Today as I walked into the field and looked out about one mile ahead I was watching an spectacular "murmuration" in the next field of maybe 15,000 small black birds moving in huge dark clouds. I grabbed my little Nikon camera and turned my camera to movie mode. I wanted to capture this.
See below post.
The birds had settled into the field and I was waiting to see if they would take to the air again so I could record it.
In the meantime, I thought I would show how the Garmain GPS tracker worked on Bailey as he ran happily through the fields.
My camera goes out of focus when I go to zoom in on the "coydog".
The coyote was unlike any I had seen. It must have been a mix of coyote and dog (Coydog) because it had an unusual reddish and dirty white coat but a coyote head. I have seen several dozen coyotes in the last couple years. This one was different. Bigger (about the size of Bailey @60 pounds) and stronger looking. He was in full charge mode after my dog as Bailey high-tailed it out of the area.
I never know what I'm going to come across out in the world with my dogs on any given day.
We just packed it up, got in the Jeep and got out of there. No harm, no foul.