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For those travelling the Hume HIghway 540 KIlometres south by road from Sydney, a stay in the City of Albury is well worth the time . Wonga Wetlands is the result of what can be done with some imagination and the use of wastewater, the bird population is amazing, best times are early morning or the time leading up to dusk. The asrea is dotted with bird hides , a perfect place to relax with a camera and a good lens.
Wonga Wetlands, on the Murray River floodplain is being gently restored from grazing land using Albury City’s environmentally treated wastewater. This is another absorbing natural conservation area featuring amazing 600year old Murray River Red Gums and an astonishing number of birds. Albury’s Wonga Wetlands incorporate seven lagoons covering a surface area of about 80ha on the Murray River flood plain. Take a wander to Wonga if only for the picture perfect Murray landscape views. There are plenty of bird hides and viewing points to take advantage of. ‘Wonga’ means cormorant in Wiradjuri language, here you may find the Little Black Cormorant, the Little Pied Cormorant, Pied Cormorant and the Great Cormorant. There are 130 Species of birds living in and using the wetlands
Nikon D300, Sigma D300, Photomatix D300, 5 Bracketted Images , light tidy in Capture NX