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February 19, 2013

King's visit drawing regal reception from birders

Locals aflutter about duck's visit to region


Word of the king eider sightings around Newburyport has created a buzz of excitement among regulars at Bird Watcher’s Supply & Gift on upper State Street.

Owner Steve Grinley, who writes a regular bird-watching column for The Daily News, says his store has received many calls from enthusiasts wondering where they might be able to grab a glimpse of the fowl.

“It’s a little more unusual to see them them that close to Newburyport,” Grinley said.

Those interested in spotting a king eider have time to plan a trip, according to Gette and Grinley. Gette said the birds will be around the region until mid-March before heading back north to their nesting grounds.

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