Twice a day, Joseph Sekar goes to the roof of his camera repair shop in Chennai, India, and feeds 8,000 parakeets.
That’s right, 8,000 birds, twice a day. He spends 40% of his income on feeding the birds, who were displaced after the 2006 Southeast Asia floods. It’s a lot, but for Joseph, nothing brings more joy than watching the birds fly and knowing they are well-fed and healthy.
He’s the Birdman of Chennai—and he couldn’t be happier.The birds feed once in the morning and once again in the evening – providing a stunning spectacle for people on the streets below.
Among the hustle and bustle of Chennai in southern India, 62-year-old Sekar – known as ‘India’s Birdman’ – rises at 4am to prepare the feed for his feathered friends.