These are all some pics I love that I took there at Sweet Arrow
Friday, June 16, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
I got these cormorants this past Monday (5/22/17) out in front of Townleys’ lakefront. Full-grown ones are black, although it looks like the other two are larger than the black one. I think they were scoping out something for lunch! A big carp was breaking water nearby, but he was way out of their league! Maybe if they would have ganged up on him.
Posted by Robert at 4:39 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
These are tagged Trumpeter Swans that showed up several days ago. They were hangin’ out with the other swans and the geese and ducks yesterday when I grabbed this photo. So much for the myth that swans will drive other waterfowl out of the area! I read that they are the largest native waterfowl in North America, with wingspans as much as 7 1/2 ft. and heights as much as 4 ft.! Some weigh in at over 30 lbs.! The name comes from their trumpet-like call.
At least 6 tagged Trumpeter swans first appeared on Sweet Arrow Lake last spring on what seems to be a migration North. It is believed that they either escaped or were released from a preserve or private breeder. Genuine wild Trumpeter Swans are not ordinarily seen in this area.
Posted by Robert at 8:41 AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Hi Bob, Saw this Belted Kingfisher many times at the lake. She never sat long enough for a photo. Finally got some decent shots. It must have been my Christmas present. Tom
Note to Fishermen- See all the fishing line wrapped around the branch?
Every year thousands of birds die when they become entangled in the line. Please try to pick up all waste line and dispose of it properly.
Posted by Robert at 4:30 PM
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Hi Bob, took these photos of a Ross's Goose this morning at the lake. He was alone with a flock of Canada Geese. According to what I read on a birding site, its presence is a record for Schuylkill County.
A tiny white goose with black wingtips, the Ross's Goose is like a miniature version of the more abundant Snow Goose. It breeds in the central Arctic and winters primarily in central California, but it is becoming more frequent farther east.
Posted by Robert at 1:07 PM