Just as I was thinking the Baltimore Orioles should be here any day, boom, there was one at one of the seed feeders. At that point, I wasn’t sure, as I didn’t have my glasses on and it was there only for a moment. Then in a few minutes, the Oriole landed on the Oriole feeder to have some orange and grape jelly. This one looks like it might be a juvenile male. I haven’t seen a female yet, nor an adult male, just this one. They never stay here long, only a few days, but they are always a treat to see.
I was just looking out the kitchen window, which looks out toward the back of the property, and saw Mr. Wolfie wandering along the tree line. I then went over to the picture window to see if he would pass over by the pines where I have a trail cam, and sure enough, there he went. Funny thing, as I was watching him, one of the snowshoe rabbits that live here came running away from where the wolf was.
Mr. Wolfie I believe is a Coywolf. Coywolf is an informal term for a canid hybrid descended from coyotes and gray wolves. Hybridization between the two species is facilitated by the fact that they diverged relatively recently.