Copper was just happy to be out and about.
On top the cover is a mix of black birch and treetops. Not my thickest cover but it always seems to hold some birds.
Copper hunted her heart out but we couldn't find the two birds that had flown up the hollow at the start of the hunt.
Elin the back-action hammergun. Her small rounded action makes her a joy to carry in the coverts.
Hercules club or the Devils walking stick are but two of many names for this small thorny tree. It's common in many of my coverts and a very good reason to wear gloves. It's black berrys that ripen in the fall are favorites of the bear that roam these mountains.