“tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle” song throughout the southeast. In the last century, the species spread northward, but cold winters slow or reverse this tide. Carolina Wrens defend territory and keep pair bonds all year. They are a “generalist species” and thrive around homes and gardens (Haggerty and Morton 2014). This wren fearlessly sang during our visit to the Village Point Park Preserve near Daphne, Alabama, last March.