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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

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Brant Goose spotted at Sweet Arrow Lake




 

Checked the Sweet Arrow photo page and noticed no postings for awhile; decided to send you a few of the Brant Goose I took a week or so ago. They are pretty rare visitors to our area. Looks like this one decided to make a stop at the lake and fuel up before continuing. 

 Tom Jobe

Thursday, September 5, 2019


Here are a few more birds I’ve photographed at Sweet Arrow Lake.
 Song sparrow and another great blue heron
 Andy Matsko



Monday, August 19, 2019

Here are a few photos I shot in my first two weeks of retirement. A butterfly (Common Buckeye)   a great blue heron and a cedar waxwing

Andy Martsko/retired photographer from The Republican-Herald




Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Red-tailed Hawk takes on a rattlesnake and wins.

Tom Jobe spotted this Red-Tailed Hawk dispatching a rattlesnake and is sharing his photos with us.  It was not at Sweet Arrow Lake but near Tower City.  Great photos of an unusual event.








Monday, December 3, 2018

Tom Jobe finds a Barnacle Goose


Stopped at the lake this morning to see the large flock of geese at
the boat launch and found this guy among them.  From photos I took, I ID'd
it as a Barnacle Goose, a rare sighting in PA -- wanted to share it with
you.  Tom Jobe

Very rare indeed-  Great job Tom!








Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ron does it again...and again




Caught a nice Carp....29 inches long and weighed in at 10 pounds!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ron does it again....


According to Paula, Ron's wife, Ron caught this beauty this morning using a hot dog that had been soaking in honey, vanilla and other liquids. Corky gave him the bait yesterday. Corky is still out from his ankle surgery and believe me, he is vey anxious to get back there. Maybe this will do it! Now Ron has some hot dogs in honey, vanilla and I don't know what else!!

It was 29 1/2 inches long between 10 and 15 pounds. (not one of those guys down there has a scale!) It was quite a haul though reeling this beauty in.  
Channel Catfish