|MOSTLY DUNLIN, BUT THERE IS A SNEAKY SECOND SPECIES IN THERE, CLEY MARSHES|
The on board footage from 70's was frightening, truly heroic stuff but what was equally fascinating was the small scenes like the drivers meetings and the arrogance of the FIA president and dare I say the blatant cheating by the "prof" this part of the documentary showed in moving images what I only read about in books and magazine articles
I remembered in the Murray Walker interview how he was saying the BBC hadn't shown all the footage of the crash at Imolas, but in the documentary there was footage of a horrific crash of (I think it was Pat something can't remember the name as the footage shocked me) another driver with the back rest of the car still strapped to him as he wa flayed across the track, sadly they did show Roland's crash in full at Imola during the qualifying session which as a kid I do remember seeing (hence my dad kicked me out of the living room on the Sunday). It was horrible watching the on board footage from Imola leading up to the crash as you knew what was just about to happen, the footage of the crash, well it left me in me tears, pouring down my face, a lost of a legend. As this documentary showed, I believe, so much of Senna behind the scenes that I got an accurate impression of not only the man himself but how drivers were treated, it had to be a complete nightmare for the likes of Jackie Stewart etc when things were even worse and the on board footage was amazing too, it left me clinging to the chair with one eye half shut, if you haven't seen this documentary, even if you're not a motorsport fan, YOU SHOULD, it was the best thing I've seen on TV for a long while and very sad too.....
|DUNLIN, CLEY MARSHES|
|KNOTS (MOSTLY!) SNETTISHAM|
Sadly in Northants wader flocks are very rare these days, with either singles or very small groups, so I'm going to have to venture further from home for waders, breaking a current plan that I stuck too so far this year, despite many temptations (staying close to home and using the car less) however I do have a flock I wish to catch in flight now winter is coming and that is the Gulls that pass over my house...exciting hey!?
|DUNLIN AND RUFF, CLEY MARSHES|
To give you an idea, verbally how impressive it is I had my neighbour knocking on the door the other evening, "Doug, quick have a look at this" as the gulls flew over, people have even had their smartphones out recording it and to be fair as a "birder" myself I often find myself going "wow", I'll probably have to count them one day....probably :o), so my next big project is flocks.
|ALL ON IT'S OWN, REDSHANK, SUMMER LEYS|