Marc Schlossman

Flying back to London

Flying back to London tonight. I went from not knowing last Tuesday what I was going to shoot this past week… to frantically trying to get everything done that Annette kindly arranged for me. Very good week: I filmed interviews with CBCM volunteers, two 3:30am starts at the weekend to film crews on their early morning rounds as they revive or rescue injured birds – and collect dead birds to be delivered to the Field Museum. I also spent time with Ben Marks, the collections manager in the Birds Division who is generously helping me arrange the shooting we will be doing early next year in the prep lab where dead birds become specimens. So the first half of the story – birds in the city and the collision monitors – is shot.