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Sunday, July 14th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Nature Smart: A mysterious big-woods sandpiper

A mysterious shorebird, the solitary sandpiper nests in trees, sticks to fresh water, and migrates vast distances. (Photo by Stan Tekiela)

Last week, while leading a photo workshop to photograph black bears in northern Minnesota, I was reminded once again that nature exemplifies diversity.
My small group of photographers was following a female black bear with two yearling cubs. The bears were walking through a wetland with a few fallen trees and a couple of high, dry spots covered with green grasses. As we moved closer, I saw a large bird fly out of one of the high spots and land about 5 yards away.

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