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Rajesh - Patwardhan Baug Colony Pune Maharashtra

First of all, I thank you for this initiative.

During 2010-2012 , there was a steep declining trend of house sparrows. I believe that the decline started even before 2010, roughly around mid 2009. By early to mid 2011 the sparrow count reduced to nearly 0 and now there are no sparrows at all in the neighbourhood. We see all other birds but no sparrows. The morning chirp of the sparrows has vanished for more than a year now.

The general belief is because of the cell phone towers (2 of them) raised in the near proximity. Cell phone towers were raised sometime in 2005-2006 - (not very sure on the dates), the decline started.

Thanks,
Rajesh


Rajesh - Patwardhan Baug Colony Pune Maharashtra

First of all, I thank you for this initiative.

During 2005-2009, we had sparrows all the time and our mornings used to start with the chirping of Sparrows. We used to see nests in the trees of our garden.

Around mid 2009, I believe that the decline started and it was a steep one in 2010 -2011.

Thanks,
Rajesh


meera saikia - chandmari colony Guwahati Assam

The area under report mostly had only thatched residential houses at that time and sparrows in a fair number used to visit and build nests even in my own house which however is a rcc two floor flat with ci sheet roof.


Manali Rane - Bramha Baug society Hadapsar Pune Maharashtra

The sparrows are seen in the duct area of my building. They have been plucking out the straws from my Money plant supporter to make their nest. I have seen them making nests in the buildings fuse boxes.


Kalpana Pai - Aniket Canteen Area Near Students Refectory Ganeshkhind, University of Pune Pune Maharashtra

They could be seen mud-bathing, foraging and fighting for crumbs scattered on the floor, intra-species aggressive behaviour for food crumbs. Are found in groups of several males and females.