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For bird-watchers, the sky's the limit

Noah Lawes set up a scope on Ocean Street in Nahant looking for sea ducks during the Superbowl of Birding V. Teams of birders spent Saturday competing for rare sightings. Noah Lawes set up a scope on Ocean Street in Nahant looking for sea ducks during the Superbowl of Birding V. Teams of birders spent Saturday competing for rare sightings. (Globe Staff Photo / Mark Wilson)
By Christine Judge
Globe Staff / January 31, 2008

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NEWBURYPORT - A group of people stand outside in the cold, scanning the sky with binoculars. Is this a UFO sighting on the North Shore? Are these people searching for extraterrestrials ? No - it's the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Superbowl of Birding V, and these are competitive bird-watchers. The object on the horizon is a rough-legged hawk, which was spotted ... (Full article: 700 words)

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