Eagles making home at Sweet Arrow Lake

Wildlife News

By Amy Marchiano
Staff Writer, Republican Herald
Published: July 13, 2013

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An eaglet recovers from injuries at Red Creek Wildlife
Center after its nest fell from a tree at Sweet Arrow Lake.

PINE GROVE - Bald eagles call Sweet Arrow Lake their home and for the first time in recent memory, two babies have hatched there.

"I've been here for 30 years and we've been monitoring the birds here. This is absolutely the first time we've had an eagle's nest here," Denise Donmoyer, president of the Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association, said Thursday.

A pair of young bald eagles have frequented the area for about three years and this year decided to build a nest, according to Donmoyer and Bob Evanchalk, parks and recreation supervisor for Schuylkill County.

She said the eagles would have constructed the nest in "late January or early February." 

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