Understand she had to come back. But was the bird in mouth? I ask, cause I had one that would go like hell to retrive. then sit there and look at the bird as if what do i do now. I would real him in without the bird in mouth. The usual progression is bumper, frozen bird, dead fresh bird, then live birds.
Ultimately the problem was fixed by ff. Good luck to you with dem nasty ol birds!
Ps i have some from last year. Just tossed a few for a friend. They worked