Q: We have a hawks nest nearby our garden and realized that it was the hawks that were stealing our tomatoes in addition to the deer! The tree is about 40’ tall .
A: Since hawks eat live animals almost exclusively, I doubt you have a vegetarian hawk in your backyard. It’s much more likely that a squirrel stole the tomato and took it up the tree to enjoy.
Perhaps the furry burglar was grabbed by the hawk as it enjoyed its last meal!