The hawk has only been successful once that I know of. We try to stagger the times when we feed the birds, and we keep the seed and peanuts close to our fence and patio where the hawks have no chance of swooping down. I know they have to eat, but I don't want to see them eat "my" songbirds or small rodents. They are magnificent to see, though!
True lol I really meant it like you said it... They are more hidden until the fall where all the leaves are gone and you can see them out in the open more. I saw a pair on the telephone lines the other day. I stopped and got a couple shots of one and then they took off!