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.

      #8485
      phillyblues
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        Thanks, Jamie. That is encouraging. It does seem lile an impossible task, especially when people are breeding them purposely.

        #8558
        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?

          #8560
          Julie
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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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            Carol – Mid-Mo.
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              Yeah, Julie! That’s a very unusual thing to happen, so congrats! I believe if I remember right the first time this happened and I was putting it in the sack for removal, the 2nd one got loose because I didn’t realize there were two. That DID NOT happen again.
              I’m still waiting for 1st blue egg on nest #3.

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