View Record #3474

Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutResidential
Rough Address/AreaSantacruz East
Location Latitude19.07807159
Location Longitude72.85518646
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?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 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 occasionally
Q11. Would you like to share a story about House Sparrows from this time period?Presently, the female sparrows are nesting in the kitchen duct. The male sparrows are chirping continously and keeping guard,the females together with their male partners used to come to my window sill for food two weeks back.One female is a little different, used to wait at the window, look at me through the glass, I think she recognised me.I observed their preparation for their nesting - flying from the ground floor and surrounding with their nesting material to above the fourth floor they even used parts of my new broom. Their dedication to this process is just beautiful .They are safe in the duct now,I am eagerly waiting to see them and their babies. There are two regular families, they have smartly shooed the pigeons away from this floor.Besides these, I see at least more than a dozen sparrows in the immediate vicinity
Q12. What kind of buildings are/were present during this time period in this locality?Apartment complexes
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?A few
Q17. If you have seen sparrow nests, where were they?Other (please specify), Kitchen duct
Q18. When did mobile phone coverage arrive at this locality?