Two of the characters at Eagles Flying; This must be the most elderly gander I have ever seen. His mate was there also, and they were never more than a few feet apart.
The other one is Bertie O’Heron - a play on the name of former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahearne. Bertie has a mate and a nest of young herons; but he’s really fussy, as was hand reared as an orphan chick. Will only eat day old chicks, which he takes to the nest. If he’s given fish it must have the head & tail removed and be a fillet - no bones. He has been offered release but refuses to leave, so knows where the home comforts and food is.
On our return to our accomodation I noticed this formation in the hills. It’s called Caves at Kasesh. Very ancient caves of which there are more than ten. Surveys etc suggest these have been inhabited by humans and others since very ancient times indeed. This will be a trip for another day. Who doesn’t love troglodyte stories?