A Meditation Byron Hoot I do not know the formula for calculating the percentage of bird flights high and low. It’s comforting to see them fly so near the ground and still be air-bound. That, too, is a type of soaring. I could see flights like that for me where I am just above the ground flying but still in sight, still able to quickly land, still the possibility to fly out of sight but no desire to do so. Then the landing in a tree, the songs that follow.