I just got back from thinning out the tree. I'd say I have lost probably a third of the peaches I bagged. Various factors, but the main reason I think is the same as last year, maybe June drop or more likely I slightly damaged the beach while putting the bag on. Last year I went through a similar thing, and afterwords nearly all of them pulled through OK.
I think if I left them until theyre larger, most of them would probably be ruined by insect bites. They're quite aggressive here.
One thing that pissed me off was my new nectarine trees. They're looking fabulous, and I've never eaten nectarines before, so I'm looking forward to the fruit. But almost all of the bag fruit were snapped off at the branch, it almost looked as if somebody walked around and done it on purpose. I think it's probably a couple of huge crows that hang around there. I caught them on a motion detector camera last year causing mischief.
There's only a couple of nectarines left, and also new this year is likely their beak marks.
I got another trick up my sleeve I'm going to use the next time I go up there.