I have a couple questions that I did not see in the old forum or this one, so here goes.
I got the trap at the end of last year but did not put it out until about a week ago. I used both the white millet and some nesting material that I got from sparrows that had already moved into my bluebird boxes. Nothing until I used a VanErt trap and got a female to put in the DRST. Overnight I got a male and a male house finch which I released right away.
1. Where is the best place to put the DRST. I had it out back near feeders to start but this did not catch anything and seemed likely to get Juncos and others. I moved it out front near a couple of the bluebird boxes and got the results above. It seemed like putting it near where the HOSP are (which is near the bluebird boxes) makes sense any reason not too? My neighbors might not like it though :-)
2. I have the usual bird identification manuals and there is a somewhat larger than normal bird in the box that I think is a female HOSP. I cant seem to categorize it as something else. Anyone have any ideas: