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British bird-watchers compete fiercely

Posted: December 22, 2013 at 3:55 a.m.

John Lees, left, and Garry Bagnell observe a shorelark Dec. 8, 2013 in Great Yarmouth, England. Illustrates ENGLAND-BIRDWATCHING (category i), by Anthony Faiola (c) 2013, The Washington Post. Moved Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Andrew Testa)

GREAT YARMOUTH, England — Garry Bagnell is cruising down an English country road when his beeper lights up with a bulletin. A shorelark — a distinctive bird with yellow and black markings — took a wrong turn somewhere over Norway and is getting its bearings on a beach an hour’s drive north.

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