It's back to a kind of normal from winter on to see stags seeking companionship with fellow stags rather than with hinds and younger animals. The group yesterday was an interesting mixture, less often seen.
Neither of these two companions compared for size and maturity with the stag seen yesterday. But one was bigger than the other. It was the smaller one though who surprisingly had the better formed antlers.
There was another, sadder difference: only the smaller deer would have been able to run away.
The other was the stag referred to in this post, still getting about on three legs.