Same point different angle.
Next bird she found in a hedgerow. She hit it pretty far off. I hustled up to get a hold of her so we could keep her steady. Once Jim had flushed and fired we sent Cleo in and she brought the bird back to hand no problem.
We had such great momentum at this point. Then we heard a bell in the distance growing louder and louder and lots of yelling. Another hunting party was getting a little close to us and they were calling for their dog Ginger who had clearly blown them off and by the sound of things was charging across two fields and heading are way. Jim and I started to pay allot of attention to what was going on. Cleo could have cared less and was off in the distance locked on point. Jim was hustling over to her when I saw Cinder not Ginger bust through a hedgerow. Cinder was a pretty big male Viszla and he was charging our way and Cleo is very much in heat. I screamed up to Jim that he was an unfixed male. Cinder blew by both of us on his way to Cleo who was still locked on point. Cinder did not honor her point damn near knocked her over and flushed her bird which Cleo immediately took off after it with Cinder in hot pursuit. I ran off in the field after them while Jim used the electric collar to call Cleo back. Cinder did not turn and chase Cleo but stayed after the bird he rudely flushed. So we don't know if he was just a dog who does as he pleases and goes where he wants or if he just wanted Cleo. Jim yelled some choice words across the fields to Cinder's owner and we set back to hunting another field or two away. But when it was all said and done my adrenaline was pretty high....higher than when I'm in the ring fighting.
So in the end we got 5 birds. We lost the one Cinder flushed, we lost another one because the safety was on and the bird flushed fast. But it was a great day and we had a blast. Below is a quick video I took of Cleo on point and some pics of our bounty.
We love our time in the field with Cleo. It's great for us to get to watch her do what she loves the most which is hunt. She found lots of birds today and had one entertaining rabbit chase. It was a great morning.