This morning while Joe and I were eating breakfast and chatting, we were casually noticing a group of 8 or so "sparrows" on the ground. Then Joe rubbed his eyes, blinked, and reached for the binoculars. He said those were not sparrows and I went to get the Sibley's. They are an exotic from Southeast Asia which have been a popular caged bird for many years. They are fairly well established in the Southeastern United States. This is the first time either of us have ever seen them.