Near our church there is a house that keeps peacocks. We often see them wandering around the house, on the road or in the fields during the warmer months. This morning there was a male walking around the church parking lot. I think they are attracted by their reflections in the windows in the front of the church. They go all the way to ground level so they can get a real bird's eye view of themselves. When people started showing up this one bird took off and flew across the parking lot, across the street and landed on the roof of a house. It wasn't terribly far, maybe 100 yards, but it was the first time I had ever seen a peacock fly. Looked kind of like a pheasant in flight, beating his wings a mile a minute. Much bigger, of course.
Photo is from Desert Lupine's slideshow.