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Birds vs. beachgoers

Bundled in sweats and sunglasses, Sophie Dubuisson sits with her toes in the sand on a chilly, overcast day. The salty air is sticky, promising rain.

It is her second week on the job, and her red-and-blue-striped beach chair is perched on the edge of a roped-off area — one of two large swaths of Duxbury Beach closed to the public to allow a flock of endangered shorebirds to nest.

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