View Record #92

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?2005-2009
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?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.
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.
Q14. Does or did anyone feed sparrows in this locality/area, or put out nestboxes?Both
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?Artificial nest box
Q18. When did mobile phone coverage arrive at this locality?2005-2009