13th April

Another lovely day for walking, it’s waterbird day today, My companion Syd. is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, his instinct to work is strong. He finds it hard to walk in a straight line, being drawn to ‘quarter’ the area.
He is also irresistibly drawn to Ducks, in his mind it is clearly his sole duty to retrieve them from whatever body of water they are in. Interestingly this applies only to all species of duck, a few smaller types of geese but not Moorhens, Swans, Herons nor any other birds we have come across.