There are more birds who cannot fly than you might expect. And those who simply choose not to, for their own personal reasons.
Grounded by choice or broken wings or lousy magnetoception.
Though only occasionally is such a phenomena based on fear of heights.
So many flightless birds still climb to tops of buildings or trees, sit happily on electrical wires or water towers.
The perches are sometimes precarious.
But they always have the best views.
And even broken-wing birds are able to see for miles.
Observing astounding sights in feather-ruffling breezes.
Closer to the clouds.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.