‘Birdman’ of Chennai feeds 4,000 wild parakeets daily straight from the balcony of his home, proving once and for all that animals and people can coexist in love and peace.
10 years ago, after a tsunami struck Chennai, India, Sekar aka the ‘Birdman’, noticed two wild green parakeets sitting all alone on the porch of his house. Seeing how the little birds were helpless and had nothing to eat, he decided to help them out.
Sekar started feeding the parakeets rice and the birds soon nested and started to multiply, day after day, until their numbers got into the thousands! Sekar is 62-years-old and he loves taking care of these beautiful little birds.
He spends almost 40% of his income to take care of 4,000 wild parakeets daily, waking up every day at 4 am to cook giant pots of rice for his adorable little flying friends. Sekar built a latticework of boards to put the food out for the parakeets and since then, the number of green birds in his house has increased constantly.
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