As I was walking through the Tuileries Garden, I noticed this man standing on the side of the dusty path. His feet were hidden by the masses of street pigeons hopping around and pecking at the seed he had thrown to the ground. Yet what I thought made him so distinctive was his outstretched hand on which several brown birds perched. Frequently they would fly off and more would replace them; the man seemed to have become a live bird feeder around which an organised feeding rota had been established. I loved his relaxed, almost indifferent, expression that gazed peacefully at his little friends who chirped and tweeted as they flew to and from him. He had attracted a number of curious bystanders who, me included, marvelled at his ability to stand perfectly still and let the birds enjoy mealtime.
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