exotic and a pigeon

I don’t think I ever would have put the words “exotic” and “pigeon” together. But that’s the exact description the nice lady at the zoo used to describe these birds. The actual name is the Nicobar pigeon, and, fun fact, they’re the closest living relative to the extinct dodo. The lady at the zoo told me the fun fact, but I had to look up the actual name. I just spent the rest of my time in the exhibit thinking “exotic pigeons… huh… cool!”

When was the last time you discovered that something you considered to be common had a touch of the magical about it?