Birds have always been a symbol of freedom. But because of their liberating ability to fly, they seem so unreachable and mysterious to us. Luckily there is a way to meet with nature face to face and explore all types of birds in their natural setting without scaring them away or causing any harm.

Lisa, who goes by the name Ostdrossel on her social media, has always been fascinated by nature and different bird types, so when following her love to Macomb County in Michigan from Germany, she had an urge to get a little closer to the colorful birds in her yard that are uncommon in her homeland. She began exploring the ways to make it possible, and as a result, she has thousands of cool photos capturing different gorgeous bird species, their funny expressions, majestic poses, and sometimes crazy behavior. We showed some of her shots on Bored Panda 2 years ago, but since then many more beautiful birds have visited Lisa’s yard for the treat.

While experimenting with all kinds of foods to lure the birds in, she’d also set up up a camera trap that helps her implement her idea of exploring the birds from up close. She uses a bird feeder cam, which consists of a camera box, a macro lens, and an attachable bird feeding platform. She uses a tiny camera equipped with a motion sensor so that when a bird comes to eat, the camera photographs in a non-intrusive way. Her usual evening routine is going through an impressive number of photos taken during the day that can reach up to 7000. A photoshoot takes place every day in Lisa’s yard under any weather conditions.

The birds come back to Lisa‘s yard regularly, and some of them visit so often, you can actually recognize them among the rich gallery and notice their personalities shining through. From goofy doves to sad blue jays to hilarious bluebirds, enjoy the amazing insight into the life of beautiful birds.

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#1

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"The Mourning Doves were especially adorable today."

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Alexander Nord
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1 year ago (edited)

No words

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This bird has teeth!

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Hah, this guy has corn teeth!

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The birds had lots to say today.

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

"Screaming match! Go!"

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"Don King came over and performed some seed magic."

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
1 year ago

You spying on me?

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Doves in lurve.

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diane a
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww - sweet

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Someone had moth for lunch.

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

"This bird seed could use a dead moth."

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#7

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"How I have missed seeing this crest"

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FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

When you're caught straying from your "diet" you said you would follow through with.

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Incoming gold!

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Char Char
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1 year ago

Sliding in hungry from the club like...

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Such a charmer.

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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1 year ago

Some feathers were ruffled that day.

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That's what I call a good hair day.

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Joanne Kostka
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the bluejay's expression!

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It‘s not too much if you can carry it all at once.

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Been there mate, been there!

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Such a friendly, handsome young man.

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a rose-breasted grosbeak. Such a pretty bird.

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Starling performance art.

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hobbitly
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, never seen such birds, but those colors and feathers are beautiful!

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#14

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When times are rough, we need to be there for each other, carry each other.

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hobbitly
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha XD

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"We were all worshipping the sun today."

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kai konami
Community Member
1 year ago

“Praise Jesus!”

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Doves can be the picture of pure elegance and beauty. But they are also the biggest goofballs.

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hobbitly
Community Member
1 year ago

Action shot ;)

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"Christmas Day brought some visitors that I have not seen at the booth in a while "

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Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah! We can finally see the 'red' belly on the Red-bellied Woodpecker. (This is a male....red from beak to neck)

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The Bluebirds seem to have gotten a family discount for hypnosis class.

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Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
1 year ago

They both shut up

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"First Hummingbird pic of the season :) Conditions today are far from perfect, it is rainy and cold, but that also makes the birds hungry and willing to experiment."

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Dawn Welton
Community Member
1 year ago

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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The best kind of orange!

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Harold Summer
Community Member
1 year ago

What's this bird?

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Fall is definitely her season.

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Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
1 year ago

Waited in line for an hour, and now the food is all gone.....

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#22

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"Despite the snow storm, it was such a lovely day today. After a week of not feeding them, they still came back"

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
1 year ago

Mah eyebrows be fluffy!

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#23

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"I’ve been that excited about food before too."

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Char Char
Community Member
1 year ago

I SAID WITHOUT WORMS SHARON!

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It looks really cool how the adult feathers are coming in on the Grackles.

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Dawn Welton
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Common Grackle, I think.

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"More from the vault, and these get me into the mood for spring"

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FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This is my jam

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"It wasn’t just the weather that made everybody more at ease. It was also that there were hardly any Starling there today. This was one of the only pictures with a Starling I got. It is rather impressive and intimidating, but their presence today was thankfully not."

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

I love the bird in the back pretending to be "Batman!"

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"This morning was rather cold, and I noticed several Starlings in the yard. The winter crew is slowly settling in."

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Dawn Welton
Community Member
1 year ago

European Starling

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Be nice to each other and feed the birds!

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Joanne Kostka
Community Member
1 year ago

more seed please!

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"I woke up to an empty nestbox this morning (Thursday), and can hear the babies softly calling in the trees. They must have fledged very early today. Cannot wait to see them in the yard soon :) The Bluebirds have not fledged today, so Syrup has to wait a bit longer to meet her siblings. I have a feeling it is going to happen tomorrow. Which would be good because we are expecting a heatwave."

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

"Hey! Where are the seeds?!"

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"The BBs behaved like the yard is theirs. I don’t blame them and am delighted"

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

So cute!

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