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P Jeganathan - Iyerpadi Parry Agro Group Office Iyerpadi Tamil Nadu

I moved to this place sometime in 2008 but till now I haven't seen House sparrows in this surrounding area. But last week I have seen pair of House Sparrows about 200 m away from the place I live. The place where I have seen is a old residential colony (Estate workers labor line) I have asked them how often they see House Sparrow and they said not very often and no nest seen by them. So I had to edit my observation here.


P Jeganathan - Balaji Nagar 12th cross Thiruverumbur Tamil Nadu

My parents keep water and some rice in front of our house and few House sparrows visit there regularly. Here is a photo taken of one of our guests

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P Jeganathan - Badvel-Siddavattam main road Kadapa Andhra Pradesh

See below ( the one after Chandrima Home)for the 2000-2004 story of this same population:
In 2005 or 2006 I don't clearly remember the Jasmine creeper was cut down and after that I kept a nest box. Its nothing but a old carton (c.25 cm X c.12 cm) I covered it with a paper so that it does n't open up after the sparrows stuff the nest materials inside. I made a small entrance (c.7X7 cm) and this home was immediately accepted by a pair. Since then I see recruitment's very regularly. And once the eggs hatched the young ones start calling for food. Day by day the intensity of their calling increases and it will be louder. I used to sleep in the next room. I generally go to sleep very late in the night generally and obviously get up also late. But these young ones (2-3) start calling early in the morning and sometimes it used to be so loud that I had to wake up early.
krichikkk...krichikkk.. krichikkk...krichikkk.. krichikkk...krichikkk....non stop...
During this time the parents occasionally enter the room where I sit. If the ceiling fan is on they skilfully manoeuvre themselves away from it. They generally enter this room since there will be cobwebs in the corners of this room and they pick up the spiders from there. I moved out of this place in August 2008. They were there then. I told my friend (house owners son) not to remove that box. Don’t know what happened to them now! Shall call up that guy and inform here.


P Jeganathan - Badvel-Siddavattam main road Kadapa Andhra Pradesh

I see House sparrow in the place where I lived from 2004 to 2008 (normally around 5-10 of them). The time period I am reporting here is from 2000-2004, however I moved here only in 2004 and I saw sparrow nest inside a thick Jasmine creeper right in front of my house. In 2005 or 2006 this Jasmine creeper was cut down for some reason. So I kept a nest box in my front room of my house. It was occupied immediately (within a month or so I think) and they started breeding and I very often see 2-3 young ones peeping out from the nest box entrance with wide open (Yellow color gape flanges ) and asking for food from their parents. More on this in my next observation..:)


P Jeganathan - Valparai near ATS Grocery (Kirana - Maligai) shop Valparai Tamil Nadu

I see House sparrows every time I go to ATS Grocery shop, sometimes even at very late in the evening (around 8 PM). They keep rice in open gunny sacks right in front of their shop and these birds come there to feed on them. Quite cute to watch