Yep, he is coocoo for birds lol. I bring him a bird or two back from all the dove hunts I have had earlier this season to do a few retrieves with.
As far as obedience, sit/stay and down/lay are really goood. So is come.
Heck sometimes I forget that he knows sit so well and I will be in the house or yard and tell him to sit because he is getting in my way... then I forget to release him and he will be sitting there as I walk awayat which point I remember, and call him lol.