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Ducks in a raft; Sharks in a shiver: What do you call a group of…?

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When conducting research for the blog on Barb’s great Rubber Ducky Race in July, the rather creative term for a group of ducks, “a paddling” (along with several others as in the headline above), got us wondering how much fun it would be to see what words our imaginative ancestors came up with to describe groups of other animals. And sure enough, it was certainly an interesting delve into history, conflict and clever interpretation dating, in some cases, back to the 16th century…

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Cool Facts about the Osprey: “The Lone Ranger of Raptors”

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Although identified by some taxonomists with the bird family of hawks (Falconiformes), Ospreys are quite different in their taxonomy; so different in fact, that they’ve been assigned their own species (Pandion Haliaetus). Even though it does resemble a Hawk or small Eagle from a distance and is sometimes referred to as “Sea Hawk”, “Fish Hawk” or “Fish Eagle”, the Osprey is none of those, and wouldn’t approve of that comparison either because it is a much more skilled angler than those birds. And you can watch them everyday on Sandy Beach in front of the Sonoran Spa and Sonoran Sea Condominium Resorts in Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico where all these photos were taken.

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