View Record #63

Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutBangalore International Airport Eating Area 1st Floor
Rough Address/Area
Location Latitude13.20294189
Location Longitude77.70899200
Q3. What time period are you reporting about?2010-2012
Q4. What kind of general area are you reporting about?Other
Q5. What kind of locality is/was this in the time period chosen above?Airport
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 visited frequently
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?If you have been to the Bangalore International Airport and eaten on the first floor, you cannot miss them. You go buy your idli, finish it, and leave the plates on the table. Within seconds a small party of chirping sparrows would visit your table, peck away at the left overs and be very comfortable hopping all around and under your table while you sit and watch them at arms length. Kids love them, photographers love them and the eateries let them be. It really adds a nice natural touch to an otherwise huge man made structure (it's an airport after all!). And no, they are not partial to just idlis!
Q12. What kind of buildings are/were present during this time period in this locality?Other food shops, Non-food shops, Open-air eateries
Q13. Please describe this locality/area in your words.It is an airport with a few eateries on the first floor. The airport is mostly a glass and concrete structure with a very high ceiling. There seem to be ledges on the glass dome.
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?
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?2005-2009