I haven't hunted birds as much as I'd like to the last few years, but after going through some pictures the other day I was noticing my usage of different shotguns on different days or hunts. I still have a few shotguns, but not as many as I once did. I have found that for a lot of walking, not unusual in pheasant or quail hunting, I do like a shotgun with moderate to short length barrel(s) and perhaps a tad on the lighter side.
One O/U I used to own was a Browning Citori Superlight 12ga with 26" tubes and I really liked it's weight and portability. Don't ask me why it no longer lives at my house though, as I cannot answer that! Another shotgun I do still have is a nice older Browning BSS 20 ga. I've always enjoyed carrying that gun and don't see it moving away, ever!
A Browning A-5 has seen a lot of use with me ever since I bought a nice 24" tube to replace the 28" one that came on it. I really like that shorter barrel! Even though it's the 2 3/4" light version, it ain't particularly light. I bought a Franchi 48AL in 20ga a while back and it hasn't seen much action as this is about when we lost most of our bird hunting areas. Nice light shotgun tho!
What's your choice(s)??