Wednesday, October 01, 2008

"Wow, those birds move fast!" she said swiftly

On The Wing is a new documentary which tells the story of Portland, Oregon’s Chapman Swifts.

Each fall these birds roost in the chimney of a Portland elementary school and put on an amazing nightly aerial display to the delight of hundreds and thousands of observers.

(One of those observers is "rising crime fiction star Bill Cameron**")

Here's a link to the trailer for the movie. I think it's just cool.

**quoting the Library Journal review of Bill's second novel Chasing Smoke due out from Bleak House Nov. 2008


Bill Cameron said...

Seeing the movie tomorrow night! Can't wait!

JES said...

(1) This looks very cool... the trailer's a nice promo for Portland, too. (Which I've never spent any time in, though I did fly out of there once.) (Er, out of the Portland airport, not the school chimney.)

(2) This post's title cracked me up. "A forgotten art form, the Tom Swifty," he said memorably.

Chumplet said...

Didn't he run off to watch those birdies in the middle of Book Roast?

Bill Cameron said...

Um. Er. Uh.