View Record #11264



ID11264
Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutSector C-9 Vasant Kunj
Rough Address/Area
City/District
StateDelhi
Location Latitude28.52000046
Location Longitude77.12999725
Q3. What time period are you reporting about?2005-2009
Q4. What kind of general area are you reporting about?City (main)
Q5. What kind of locality is/was this in the time period chosen above?Other
Q6. Roughly how large is the locality/area from which you are reporting sparrows?More than 1 km across (eg, a large village or town)
Q7. How well do/did you know this place in the time period chosen above?Other, I've been living here, but haven't seen sparrows in the last 15 years.
Q8. How frequently did you see House Sparrows in the time period and locality/area chosen above?Never: I saw no sparrows during this period
Q9. When you did see House Sparrows in this time period and locality/area, how many did you typically see?Does not apply: I never saw sparrows during this period
Q10. If House Sparrows are/were present in this time period and locality/area, did you observe active nests?No sparrows observed
Q11. Would you like to share a story about House Sparrows from this time period?In Vasant Kunj, and generally in Delhi, I have stopped seeing sparrows and swallows. Maybe pigeons are hardier, so have survived. Many years back, we had hired a driver to drive us outside of Delhi to attend a function. While crossing Dhaula Kuan flyover, to my horror, the driver ran my car over a mynah hopping on the flyover!!! The fact that a mynah appeared from nowhere, onto the flyover, itself shows how much man has expanded into open spaces. While I winced at what had happened, the driver didn't even flinch. When I reprimanded him, he merely said, "uski kismat!" His 'kismat' will also catch up with him! Where will all this mindless and insensitive development, where mass produced, lead to, when our biodiversity has less than halved in the last 40 years?!!? On World Sparrow Day today, let us heed the chirping of the sparrow to remind ourselves that man's greed is killing us and we need to slow down and introspect on our actions in paving and concretising every space that nature has given us!
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?