View Record #6844



ID6844
Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutJhunjhunu
Rough Address/Area
City/DistrictJhunjhunu
StateRajasthan
Location Latitude28.10727882
Location Longitude75.39002991
Q3. What time period are you reporting about?2010-2012
Q4. What kind of general area are you reporting about?City (outskirts)
Q5. What kind of locality is/was this in the time period chosen above?New residential development
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?Other, visited for three days
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 was just visiting for a day or two, the place we stayed was a hotel with a beautiful garden with trees, creepers, bushes. There were a large number of sparrows, it being nesting season, all were busy building nests, using dried grass, tiny green leaves etc. We saw quite a number of nests among the greens in the creepers, in small wall openings and one nest that was almost at eye level, amidst a climbing vine...it was too close to ground level and within reach of humans, i just hope that one stays strong and safe from prying humans or other prey. the sparrows feasted on flying insects, i actually saw a few sparrows, catching the insects while in flight... they are such focussed hunters!
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?