eBird map). Mankind has a long history with the pigeon, both good and bad, from both the perspective of the pigeon and from mankind. But just think about it...if this was a rare bird, would we not count it among some of the most interesting and beautiful?!
The American Robin is one of the most common and ordinary birds in North America (eBird map). Aside from a few vagrants across the east and west ponds that probably excite some twitchers, they just don't get that much attention from birders in North America. But, every now and then we find an American Robin that begs us to give it a second glance 'cause its different and extraordinary.