On the face of it, Dr. Jayan Thomas may appear to be a regular doctor who is busy with his patients all week. But on weekends, this doctor does something that sets him apart from the rest. He goes to spend his time in the company of birds.
Birding is not very common in Kerala. So how did this famous ophthalmologist in Kannur get fascinated with birds?
“It was 10 years ago. I used to take these walks on Payyambalam beach. One day I spotted a few bee-eaters. I observed these birds smashing bees on the wires of an electric post and then swallowing them. This was fascinating and that’s when I got interested in birds.”