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 the beautiful feathered creatures 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 birds, so when following her love to Macomb County in Michigan from Germany, she had an urge to get a little closer to the 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 images 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 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 feeder. 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.

More info: ostdrossel.tumblr.com | Facebook | Instagram | twitter.com | Etsy

#1

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"The Mourning Doves were especially adorable today."

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Night Owl 7 months ago

So sweet ❤️

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This bird has teeth!

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FortnitePlayerGirl 7 months ago (edited)

Did anybody else think he actually had teeth at first or was it just me?

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The birds had lots to say today.

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Char Char 7 months ago

You shut up! No, you shut up! No you...

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

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Laugh Fan 7 months ago

You spying on me?

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Doves in lurve.

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LanteiaTG 7 months ago

We've got a lovely family of doves in our yard. It grows every year with the new offspring finding mates from other dove families. There's a three grandparent sets now, two parent sets, and their children from this past summer. Looking forward to what occurs this spring!

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Someone had moth for lunch.

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glowworm2 7 months ago (edited)

"This bird seed could use a dead moth."

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"How I have missed seeing this crest"

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diane a 7 months ago

Beautiful bird - is it a Cardinal?

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Incoming gold!

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Char Char 7 months ago

Sliding in hungry from the club like...

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Such a charmer.

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FortnitePlayerGirl 7 months ago

Some feathers were ruffled that day.

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That's what I call a good hair day.

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Andres Tejeda 7 months ago

That bird looks like he is about to drop a dope ass rap album.

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

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Mary Rose Kent 7 months ago

Blue jays take peanuts over meal worms...interesting.

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Such a friendly, handsome young man.

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glowworm2 7 months ago

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

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Starling performance art.

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diane a 7 months ago

Starlings?

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

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hobbitly 7 months ago

Hahaha XD

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"We were all worshipping the sun today."

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kai konami 7 months 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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FortnitePlayerGirl 7 months ago

Why this bird is cooler than me

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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 7 months 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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Dawn Welton 7 months ago

Eastern Bluebirds

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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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LanteiaTG 7 months ago

Lovely shot of a hummingbird! I wish I could catch them in flight like this. Watching hummingbirds zip about chasing each other and defending their territory is a highlight of my summers.

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The best kind of orange!

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Natasha Forchione 7 months ago

They eat Jello???? O_O

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Fall is definitely her season.

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Elizabeth Butler 7 months ago

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

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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 7 months ago

Mah eyebrows be fluffy!

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

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Char Char 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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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Laugh Fan 7 months ago

Swoop and shove!

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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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Some guy 7 months ago

Their murmerations are a work of art though. When I was a kid we had them take over our town hall and the adjacent tree and were shitting over everythingand nothing could deter them but most people have never seen their murmerations though. I would recommend anyone who is in a starling area find out where they fly at dusk and watch. It's stunning beyond comprehension.

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Be nice to each other and feed the birds!

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Dawn Welton 7 months ago

House Finch

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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 7 months 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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KarmaQueen 7 months ago

Took me a second to figure out that his beak/mouth is completely open with a cranberry in there. I thought it was part of the nose.

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