A hawk, a squirrel, and GRAND Social No. 131 link party

Hawk and squirrel

This fella showed up in my yard yesterday. For about 20 minutes, he was content to sit atop the lattice above our fence and check out the view.


Then Mr. Hawk flew to a nearby tree. Just as he landed, this gal scampered down a branch.


Now, I know hawks like mice. For dinner. And for breakfast and lunch, too. I also know squirrels are kind of like great big mice. With fluffier tails. So I worried I'd soon witness Mr. Hawk swooping over to Missy Squirrel, scooping her up and not only bopping her on the head, but taking off with her to the field across the street to savor his fresh squirrely feast.

Mr. Hawk didn't do that, though. And he didn't even twitch an inch when another squirrel (Ms. or Mr., I couldn't tell) took to nabbing some nuts from a nearby branch.

hawk and squirrels

Seems I was all wrong about squirrels being much like super-sized mice. At least when it comes to the discriminating palate of a hawk.

(And to my continually complaining husband, who swears squirrels are just big ol' rats that do nothing but eat up all the seed from our bird feeders.)

Now for something completely different... 

GRAND Social No. 131 link party

Welcome to this week's GRAND Social link party for grandparents! I look forward to your links. Cheers!

grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
  • Adding a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
<a rel="nofollow" href="/" target="blank"><img src="http://grandmasbriefs.squarespace.com/storage/GRANDsocialbutton.jpg" alt="Grandma’sBriefs.com" width="125" height="125" /></a>
  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.