The dogs love walking in the late summer and fall for one reason in particular: fool hens! Nothing is more fun than startling a big noisy bird out of the grass. And then another! And another! After I recovered from a near heart attack, I got this snap of the action. You can see three dogs and a hen, all in a whirl.When we arrived there was a large prey bird in the trees, staring down at the grass. It probably had an eye on a fool hen smorgasbord. We ruined a nice opportunity, but maybe we saved a life.
The rest of the walk was less eventful. Just a nice sunset and a bit of a scramble through ruts and fallen trees on an old lover’s lane.