|Q1. Name of locality or area you are reporting about||sky city apartments, opp.sreevaru venkateswarlu kalyana mandapam|
|Rough Address/Area||Ganapathy Nagar, Vanagaram|
|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?||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 visited frequently|
|Q8. How frequently did you see House Sparrows in the time period and locality/area chosen above?||Rarely: I saw sparrows only a few times in many months or a year|
|Q9. When you did see House Sparrows in this time period and locality/area, how many did you typically see?||A few birds: When I saw sparrows, there were usually less than 5 birds|
|Q10. If House Sparrows are/were present in this time period and locality/area, did you observe active nests?||Sparrows observed but no nests seen|
|Q11. Would you like to share a story about House Sparrows from this time period?||I have been visiting vanagaram Chennai very frequently for the past 1-1/2 years. there is a water body which is formed due to bricks kiln which was functioning some years back and the main source of water is the drainage water from the surrounding apartments which is being drained into the water body apart from rain water. there are Many trees in the vast spread of open land . I have seen king fishers, koyals, mynahs, pigeons, ducks , cranes, wood peckers, and very small birds which I guess are humming birds or love birds as the locals area calling them apart from crows and squirrels. The humming birds drink water coming out of our air conditioner’s outlet and also bathe in that water which drops out. They are I think around 4 cms. in length . All these days I could not see even one sparrow. But today to my surprise I saw a sparrow couple flying. I sat for a long time to confirm to myself whether they are sparrows or any other bird species, though I was sure by the way they were flying that they were sparrows. My patient wait did not go waste. They came again and I could clearly see that they were sparrows. I immediately got the idea that I should inform you about this.
Many buffalos cows and sheep also come here every day to bathe and drink water.
Unfortunately from the past one month hectic activity is going on for some construction work which is going to, I think , destroy the water body and all the trees etc. in this area. The whole place is being filled with mud. I heard a very reputed builder is planning to build a multi-storied building in this area.
|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?|