At first I thought it was just a coincidence, but now when something spooks him, he can only direct himself downward. He has all of his flight feathers except maybe one or two, but his tail feathers are atrocious. Are the tail feathers responsible for lift, or is that something he will have to learn? I had him on the floor yesterday and something spooked him, but he was only able to hover about an inch above the floor. Now that I think about it, each time he's tried to fly, it's always been at a downward angle.