Caught my first two van ert trapped HOSPs!!

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    Carol – Mid-Mo.
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    Welcome, Jamie – that is exactly what I do – watch the box which he has or is claiming closely – I usually wait until he has a mate and then set the trap for sure. Works 99.9% of the time to get him first. This year in another post here (about 4-5 weeks ago) I told about catching a pair of HOSP at one time in my Gilwood box. Can’t figure out how this happens, but have done this about 4 or 5 times over my 12 years bluebirding.

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    phillyblues
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    Thanks, Jamie. That is encouraging. It does seem lile an impossible task, especially when people are breeding them purposely.

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    phillyblues
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    Van Ert caught another male yesterday! Why did I wait so long to use this? I just hope there is time for bluebirds still in PA?

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    JulieJulie
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    Phillyblues, you’re on a roll with the Van Ert! Today I caught a male early with the Van Ert, and then I caught 2 HOSP at once! Carol, you have started a trend this year!!! I never dreamed it was possible. As soon as I caught the male HOSP, another pair moved in. So happy to get them! It must be time for HOSP to nest! Phillyblues, there’s probably enough time for another nesting, I would guess. I tried to find the cut-off date for PA but couldn’t. I have always wondered that myself.

    Keep up the great work with Van Ert!!! Our unsung hero.

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