Scaly-breasted Munia

Native to southern Asia, this small waxbill is a popular cagebird. Escapees from captivity have established wild populations in several parts of the world.

This is the first time I’ve seen these birds at the Fairhope Municipal Pier. I’d heard there were some in Foley. Apparently they are spreading out over Baldwin County because the first time I saw them was in Silverhill.