Having visited the Mums and my horse Roxy today we left the stables and drove down the narrow (but fairly busy) lane. We noticed a large bird on the road and David gave a blast on the car horn but it just ran down the centre of the lane and didn't fly off.
I got out of the car to try to rescue the bird but it panicked and flapped a lot and I couldn't pick it up so David (my hero) put the car's hazard lights on, picked the bird up a bit more securely than I had and put it in the adjacent field.
It was a juvenile Green Woodpecker - very vocal and I think its parents were nearby judging by all the calling back and forwards. The juvenile seemed unharmed but wasn't flying so just hope it was simply disorientated, I'd hate to think we rescued it from the road only to become a meal for a fox ..... I've only seen Woodpeckers a few times before but I understand the Green Woodpeckers do spend a lot of time on the ground as they chiefly eat ants in the Summer (and there are plenty of those around at the moment with the steamy weather).
As we got closer to home I noticed a man carrying a plastic shopping bag and peddling away furiously. Again not something you see often so I asked David to pull over in a side road and I nonchalantly waited with my camera till he got closer and I pretended to be photographing a nearby garden ... but now I've seen the photos on screen its obvious he wasn't fooled and knew I was looking at him!!
Its a bit fuzzy as he whizzed by so quickly :-)
I don't think I've seen anybody riding a unicycle except in the Circus but he was very confident on it. It didn't look very comfortable though.