After only a few minutes hunting this morning, Cappy whined to be let out of the blind and I assumed he needed to relieve himself. Don't know what prompted him to do so but he walked down a few feet in front of the blind to the shoreline and just sat down there to watch from that vantage point.
Normally I'd never allow him to be out in the open where he can be seen and spook the birds away. But since it's his birthday, I let him do what he wanted. He sat there for 10 minutes or so, then he seemed satisfied and came back into the blind with me. Maybe he was reliving some of the past ten years worth of hunting experiences? If so, we've had days with more ducks .. but never a better day than today just being together.