Turkey Parade

How I spent my Family Day weekend…

These guys put on a show for my parents, who accompanied us at the cottage in Coboconk for the first time this Family Day Weekend. In fact, all the wildlife was out putting on a show — we had swans flying over, geese and ducks, and a pair of bald eagles hanging out across the lake. Unfortunately they were out of range for any good photos or video. But the turkeys were plentiful, driving the dogs crazy (one of the neighbours feeds them, so they hang around and are quite abundant). This is the first time we’ve ever seen them walk across the frozen lake like this though. Oh, and apparently a group of turkeys is called a ‘rafter.’ Who knew?


  1. Sandra says:

    cool! Balsam Lake? (Friends of ours are on Balsam just outside of Coby. We had tracks galore at our place on Kasshabog, but no sightings like that!

  2. admin says:

    Actually this is on the river system that goes from Shadow Lake and Silver Lake to Balsam Lake — I think it’s called the Gull River but not sure — this section is a wider section of the overall river, at the top end of the damn in Coboconk. In the three winters we’ve been there, we’ve never seen the river freeze over solid like this until before — I guess it’s been cold enough this winter to freeze over completely.

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