Had the gos up at the pheasant ground again.
The dog flushed a big cockbird and he chased it over a hill.
I found him sitting up in a large conifer tree, but he called down easily.
I let the dog work away from me and as I walked towards him, I flushed a hen pheasant.
The gos was off after it and after 100 yards or so the hen bailed into cover.
the gos did his what is now a usual tactic for him, of flying up vertically 15 feet and then wing over to come down on the gamebird.
When I got to him, he was looking around on the ground for the pheasant, so I figured it hadn't gone far.
I called the dog in as the gos jumped back onto my fist.
The dog started rooting around in the tall grass, and as his tail started wagging I knew it wasn't far away.
A short while later the hen flushed vertically, but the gos grabbed it and held onto it as they came to the ground.
I dealt with the hen and gave him a good feed up.
The cock birds maybe too much for him right now, but its good he did the hen pheasant.