U3A Birdwatching will run for the first time in 2021 on Thursday 11 March. At present up to 20 participants can attend, although COVID restrictions may well be eased further by the time 11 March comes around.
Lake Benalla walking track
We will walk around part of the walking track, looking at waterbirds and woodland birds. This walk provides a good introduction to the birdlife of Benalla and is an excellent starting place for participants who are new to this group. If the lake is still being drained to control Cabomba weed, that may bring in different birds that feed on mudflats.
Please meet at 9.30am at the walking track beside the lake, just behind the library (Weary Dunlop Learning Centre). You will need comfortable walking shoes and water, and possibly a small snack. If you have binoculars, please bring them also. We plan to finish by midday.
Wild Encounters Exhibition at Wangaratta
The Wangaratta Information Centre at 100 Murphy Street currently has an exhibition of wildlife photography by noted nature photographer and bird expert Chris Tzaros. It runs until 6 April 2021 and entry is free. I’ve been to the exhibition, and the photography is superb, with a variety of parrots, wrens and finches well represented. Further information can be viewed online at
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