View Record #11215

Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutErragadda
Rough Address/AreaD. Shankar Lal nagar, Vikaspuri, Erragadda
StateAndhra Pradesh 500018
Location Latitude17.45446968
Location Longitude78.43399048
Q3. What time period are you reporting about?1990-1994
Q4. What kind of general area are you reporting about?City (outskirts)
Q5. What kind of locality is/was this in the time period chosen above?Old residential area
Q6. Roughly how large is the locality/area from which you are reporting sparrows?500 m to 1 km across (eg, a residential colony, commercial area or small village)
Q7. How well do/did you know this place in the time period chosen above?I lived there
Q8. How frequently did you see House Sparrows in the time period and locality/area chosen above?Always: I saw sparrows every day
Q9. When you did see House Sparrows in this time period and locality/area, how many did you typically see?A large number: When I saw sparrows, there were usually between 30 and 100 birds
Q10. If House Sparrows are/were present in this time period and locality/area, did you observe active nests?Nests seen frequently
Q11. Would you like to share a story about House Sparrows from this time period?I was 12 yrs old in this period and just grew up among these sweet birds. My day would start with their chirping very early in the morning. My mom didnt need an alarm to wake up.Mom used to put few rice grains in the middle of rangoli in the varandah which was their break fast. We had a well where a huge colony of sparrows used to reside in the holes in between the granite wall of the well.By 6 pm not even a single sparrow was to be seen. Missing those sweet little birds. God Bless Sparrows !!!
Q12. What kind of buildings are/were present during this time period in this locality?
Q13. Please describe this locality/area in your words.
Q14. Does or did anyone feed sparrows in this locality/area, or put out nestboxes?
Q15. If this is an agricultural area, what are the main crops grown?
Q16. How much green space exists/existed in this locality?
Q17. If you have seen sparrow nests, where were they?
Q18. When did mobile phone coverage arrive at this locality?