02 December 2013

Pacific Baza .. and more

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

16 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Hello Carole

I like this post, you have made a few very good pictures.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I always enjoy seeing your birds which are completely new to me of course. Spring seems to be the wrong season to see fungi which I suppose is why it looks so tatty. Have a good week!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very nice Carole. This gives us an idea about the nature in your great country! ;-)

I hope that you'll have a great week!
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Bob Bushell said...

What a beautiful bird, silently perching and watching, precious.

Pam :) said...

Hi Carole, the birds of your world are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the lovely scenery :)

Roy Norris said...

It looks like a cross between a Hawk and a Pigeon Carole.

David Gascoigne said...

What a great-looking bird. The whole area doesn't look too bad either!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carole, what a cool looking bird. It does look liked a mix of a Hawk and pigeon. I love the scenery, beautiful photos. Have a happy day!

Gumer Paz said...

Hi Carole. I'm discovering a lot about botany you. And these photos Liquidambar I love. A kiss from Spain

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos for today!
Greetings, SK

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos, Carole! I like seeing the different scenery and vegetation, and also all the wonderful birds you capture in your lens!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, Carole.
The tree on photo 8 I find really beautiful.
Greetings Irma

TexWisGirl said...

love the striping pattern on that bird. :)

Brian King said...

I've never seen this bird before. Love the stripes across the breast!

Jan Castle said...

Very interesting little tour Carole, and great variety!
Jan

Jeanne said...

Love the flowers on this wattle tree. Have never seen this before.