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someone on FB just gave me a great answer, and I think it's right so never mind, lol.
I hadn't taken into account the sound of the bird hitting the heavy cover as they go down. To a dog who is sitting, tuned in to the environment, that's probably what gives them the cue as to which direction the bird went.
And then of course, they rely on their nose once they get near.
CH Rosewood Little Giant VCD3 UDX VER RA TDX MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD AN UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"