Contractors removing a fallen tree!

We had a large tree blown down in a storm early in the year and had to wait for the ground to dry out so that the contractors with their heavy machinery could dispose of it. I watched them working for some time, chopping and cutting and finally feeding it into the chipping machine that swallowed the branches and with a great roar spewed the clippings out a great distance.

It was while I was intently watching the men at work that a male Mallard duck flew in to see what the commotion that was going on in his park!