I have tried just about everything you have mentioned I guess the Southern
bird down here are a little different. The only thing I have caught in the
DRST are Chipping Sparrows, Doves, Brown Thrashers and a tufted titmouse
and one House Sparrow. I can’t even get my Bluebirds to eat live mealworms
on my feeder. I guess natural food is way too abundant around my home. I
have placed live mealworms in dishes right at their feet and they don’t
even pay any attention to them. I have caught two male House Sparrows in
my nest box trap that’s how I trapped the only female in the DRST. The
trap functions quite well. I think I will try a number of different
locations to see if that works better.
I will let you know how that works.
Thank you for all your help.