View Record #89

Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting aboutBadvel-Siddavattam main road
Rough Address/Area
StateAndhra Pradesh
Location Latitude14.72996330
Location Longitude79.05952454
Q3. What time period are you reporting about?2000-2004
Q4. What kind of general area are you reporting about?Other rural area
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 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..:)
Q12. What kind of buildings are/were present during this time period in this locality?Single-storey bungalows
Q13. Please describe this locality/area in your words.The house where I stayed was on the main road.
Q14. Does or did anyone feed sparrows in this locality/area, or put out nestboxes?Neither
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), Under the Jasmine creeper
Q18. When did mobile phone coverage arrive at this locality?2005-2009