Date: 3/24/17 1:24 pm From: Larry Griffin <orchbird46...> Subject: [cobirds] Early nesting Black-capped Chickadees, Loveland, Larimer Co.
During a visit this morning to the Guarantee Bank on the SE corner of Lincoln Ave. and 29th St. in Loveland, we noticed a pair of Black-capped Chickadees constantly flying back and forth to a rather obvious 2" nest hole on the SW corner of the building. Their behavior certainly suggested they are feeding nestlings already. The hole is about 12' up in a stucco-like section of the wall. I suspect it may have been excavated by a flicker attempting to create a nesting cavity. I thought the combination of unusual location and early nesting activity made it worth reporting.