After five years of bike riding, hiking, canoeing, and now sledding, Charlie Bird of Bloomington has learned about flying!
As he grew up in a cage (20 years), he never learned to use his wings to fly. Sometimes when we ride downhill on the bike we has flaps his wings a bit, but never fully spreads them out fully. On this trip down the hill at Butler Park, he got his wings fully extended and decided to flap away. I lost track him for a few seconds (I was tubing too), but you can see him sitting next to the slide at the end, he landed softly in the snow.
Mitch and Charlie Bird Tubing, and here he flaps midway down
Here Charlie Bird Flies!