Flying is for ninnies.
Winthrope Owl will tell you that every time.
Being in the air is dangerous. Besides, with all those winds, one is bound to catch a cold. And Winthrope already has a perpetual chill, despite his tightly wrapped scarf.
Nope. Flying is not for Winthrope.
He's much more interested in keeping his feet on the ground and his beak in a book.