It was deemed an odd location for a Pacific Baza; quite content at sitting long enough for a few ardent birders and their cameras to get snapshots. Especially in a non-native tree like this tall Liquidambar at Spencer, a scenic rural village, alongside the Hawkesbury River.
Also known as a Crested Hawk, unfortunately with the angle of the shots from underneath, this feature was lacking.
When the hawk much later flew into the tree further, it was discovered that there was a nest in there and at least one chick was viewed by some.
Now it was wombat territory at Mill Creek campground, in Dharug NP, and this said to be a womat home
here was another
one of the many Leptospermum species (Teatree) in flower
Acacia (Wattle) trees
the vibrant colour sure takes your eye
but it's not especially nice-looking I don't think