View Record #11333

Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutVeloo Mudaliar street, Kamaraj Road
Rough Address/AreaOm Sharavana Bhavan, Sivanchetti Gardens
StateKarnataka 560042
Location Latitude12.98417187
Location Longitude77.61099243
Q3. What time period are you reporting about?1985-1989
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?Nests seen frequently
Q11. Would you like to share a story about House Sparrows from this time period?I grew up in my grandparent's house, which is a old house with open space behind the house. It was there that my grandmother used to dry the wet rice spread on a long cloth and throw the kitchen waste in the nearby bin. The sparrows used to feed on them and had built their nests in one of the tiny space b/w the wooden roofs. Every evening, there was a lot of chaos with their chirping and hurrying to nests. They had lot to feed on since the small left overs like few grains of rice, dry chiilies from upma used to be strewn for them in the open place. Now, the house is still there in the same condition(I no longer live there) with my aunt staying there, but I donot see any sparrows nor they build their nests. I really wish to see them back again!
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?