View Record #132

Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutSurvey Park Kali Mandir
Rough Address/Area
StateWest Bengal
Location Latitude22.49223518
Location Longitude88.39389038
Q3. What time period are you reporting about?2010-2012
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?Old residential area
Q6. Roughly how large is the locality/area from which you are reporting sparrows?Less than 100 metres across (eg, a few houses or shops)
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 fair number: When I saw sparrows, there were usually between 5 and 30 birds
Q10. If House Sparrows are/were present in this time period and locality/area, did you observe active nests?Sparrows observed but no nests seen
Q11. Would you like to share a story about House Sparrows from this time period?Yes, i would like to share an interesting story about sparrows. Every morning at 6 am, I used to spread some rice grains in my front-yard garden and every morning quite a lot of sparrows used to come and devour on them. But, once or twice, I overslept and could not wake up at 6am, the sparrows came into my room and three to four of them were sitting on my bed and calling me. They know that it is me who give them food. One of them even came close to my ear and started chirping. That day, my father gave them the grains, but they did not eat. They only eat from my hands, only when they see me spreading the grains for them. I don't know whether they spy on me or not, but this is the truth.
Q12. What kind of buildings are/were present during this time period in this locality?Multi-storey bungalows, No buildings
Q13. Please describe this locality/area in your words.mostly a residential area but shops are bit far away. No shops within 500m of the described point.
Q14. Does or did anyone feed sparrows in this locality/area, or put out nestboxes?Food
Q15. If this is an agricultural area, what are the main crops grown?No crops
Q16. How much green space exists/existed in this locality?Some
Q17. If you have seen sparrow nests, where were they?Tree hole
Q18. When did mobile phone coverage arrive at this locality?1995-1999