Hello everyone,

Brand new apprentice here. Finally got my sponsor, passed my test and completed inspection. So excited here, like a kid in a candy store. There are not a lot of falconers around my neck of the woods so I figured this would be a good place to start hanging around so I don't become too much of a pest to the few I do know in real life.

I started attempting trapping a few times for a red tail. Been seeing a bunch of adults and two young passage birds. Both times I saw the passage birds they made one pass at my trap, pulled up at the last second and flew off. Not sure if it is just a common practice or if it's a problem with my trap.

I am using a home-made BC. I made a pyramid shaped one out of green colored hardware cloth. Using a gerbil for bait.

Any thoughts?

Brian G