I could sure use a few hawks here. Right now I am also losing fruit, for the first time this year they also got ahead of me (I was away over the weekend). @Ahmad here are some pictures, I moved a couple more traps into the hot area but I should have had them there a few days ago. I set all the traps before I left town and caught five squirrels, but I needed a few more traps, three are wreaking havoc in my peaches now.
The middle picture is the hot spot, I just moved another trap there now (the lowest picture I took and then moved the trap).
Don’t be too disappointed if they walk by traps, I find they eventually get tired of peaches or whatever and want some peanut butter on the side. Just keep them baited and ready. I added some nuts for additional temptation, sprinkling them all over the area plus in the traps. The five I caught over the weekend were just with peanut butter so I don’t think the nuts are critical, but it can’t hurt.
I don’t keep a precise count, but something like 30 is an average year. This year … maybe 40 so far.