Do you want the good news or the bad news? The good news is that weâ€™ve made it safely through the Milonas Gorge. The bad news is that we have a flipping great waterfall ahead of us which means weâ€™ll have to find a way around and down and there are no paths to follow.
No matter, the sun is shining and thereâ€™s a flying circus in the sky. In case that seems a bit odd, forget the tents, clowns and performing seals and think of the origin of the word. Circus comes from the Greek kirkos meaning a circle or ring and was applied to a place of entertainment where the seats were arranged in a circle around the performing area. It is also the generic name of the birds that circle as they hunt which we know as Harriers. There have been four species recorded on Crete: the Marsh; Hen (or Northern); Pallid; and Montaguâ€™s. The last three are rare and the Marsh, although a frequent passage migrant in the spring, only overwinters here in small numbers. Itâ€™s a bit too high to make out details but itâ€™s still an exciting start to the day as itâ€™s the first Harrier of any type that Iâ€™ve seen in these parts.
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