This Blog is for all those shutterbugs that find Sweet Arrow Lake County Park in Schuylkill County Pennsylvania, a great place to create beautiful images. Submit any photo you would like published to revanchalk@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Trumpeter Swans

 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.

John Keesey

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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dobsonfly,Green Heron, Polyphemus Moth taken at Sweet Arrow Lake

  Tom Jobe contributes some more terrific images.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Jodi enjoys the waterfowl at Sweet Arrow Lake.

Sending you a pic or two from my morning at the Lake...it was crystal clear!!!!

..."Building a sand castle" and "Anticipated Flight"

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Belted Kingfisher by Tom Jobe

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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rare Bird sighting by Tom Jobe

 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.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tom Jobe contributes some more great images.

Tom adds photos of the new resident swans, bald eagle, visiting snow buntings and a beautiful sunset.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Some beautiful shots from Jodi

I made it out to Sweet Arrow a couple Saturdays ago and the leaves and reflections were beautiful!