They were everywhere around us when we were back up north - and I can vouch for the fact that they are about as close to flightless as birds get while still being actually able to fly. I have honestly had to herd one about a quarter of a mile up the road with the car at walking pace before he eventually decided to take off. Not an isolated incident either!Hell Razor5543 wrote:I saw a phew feasants today. 2 females were running across the road (they REALLY don't like flying, do they?), and did not judge it properly. I did not hit either of them, but they decided to leave crossing the road to chickens. A bit later I saw a couple of males, but they were eating, and not playing chicken.
Pretty birds indeed...but definitely not the brightest!