Just a quick update… My battle with HOSPs continues. I have trapped 4 males out of a Bluebird box using the VanErt trap, and placed them as decoys in the repeating traps. I’m still getting a couple a day with the repeating trap.
Yesterday, with sparrows around, I set the VanErt trap again, and within 15 minutes, caught something. However, this time, it was a male bluebird!!
Oh course, he was immediately released. Sure hope he comes back though! :-)