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.

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

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"The Mourning Doves were especially adorable today."

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

So sweet ❤️

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This bird has teeth!

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FortnitePlayerGirl
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1 year ago (edited)

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

Char Char
Community Member
1 year ago

hand raised

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Valereee
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1 year ago

My first thought : Is this some kind of prehistoric monster ?!!

Elicio Ember
Community Member
1 year ago

Corvids are as smart as many primates. Notice: -Only corn kernels from a bowl where most seeds are sunflower seeds. -He is not eating them, he is gathering as much as possible to either take them to a stash or to share them. -He is staring DIRECTLY at the camera... he of course knows something is there.

Amazon QT
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1 year ago

A lot of birds are smart, but there’s some that are very smart!!

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Dawn Welton
Community Member
1 year ago

Common Grackle

Broken Bay
Community Member
1 year ago

The name "grackle" sounds like it should belong to a bird with teeth.

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

"I'll just take these to go."

Bobbi Newell
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

It's a little-known fact that Grackles like to make believe that grains of corn are human teeth, similar to human children at Halloween time pretending that pieces of candy corn are vampire teeth.

Coreen Kerr
Community Member
1 year ago

With that being said do they actually have teeth? Thanks & take care Coreen

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N G
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1 year ago

Nice teeth, which dentist do you go to? Yours sincerely NG from England

Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Just look at the beautiful colours his feathers have. <3

Mary Kavanagh
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it was a statue! Going to see the rest of the pictures...

Raffaelina Andreoli
Community Member
1 year ago

This bird is smart as f**** to just pick out only 1 kind of seed from all the seeds in the bowl!! He is now my hero !!

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

Is he your “spirit animal” now?

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Dani
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1 year ago

Have ever you seen such elegance.

Tony Stark
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha that's what banner looks like when he's angry

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Hah, this guy has corn teeth!

kombizz
Community Member
1 year ago

lovely shot

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This is some skill. Awesome.

Sabina Bajracharya
Community Member
1 year ago

Perfect.....

Just Curious
Community Member
1 year ago

Caw.

Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

I would love to know what she feeds them. I am experimenting with food for the wild birds and deer at the moment.

Mae Mosse
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1 year ago

Could also be peanuts

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Fran Stateler
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1 month ago

Greedy little bugger.

Margot Thomson
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahahaha, silly bird.

Deborah Mulcahy
Community Member
2 months ago

Make a mask with his image I'd buy a bunch for all my friends

Vicki Stevenson
Community Member
7 months ago

so cute how he/she has picked out the corn

Stephanie Lampron
Community Member
7 months ago

Amazing it is picking all the same ones!

Stephanie Lampron
Community Member
7 months ago

Amazing it’s picking out all the same ones! Has a taste for them!

Diane Doerenkamp
Community Member
7 months ago

He’s just a picky bird 🤣 he only likes sweet corn.

Kristina Baker
Community Member
7 months ago

Omg 😂

Nickie Parkos
Community Member
7 months ago

He is choosy too!

Chrissy Lines
Community Member
11 months ago

Brillient Picture

Ria Hokanson
Community Member
11 months ago

Love this guy

Jean Holtof
Community Member
11 months ago

awesome

Greg Barriere
Community Member
11 months ago

He knows what he likes....

Pinky P Louise
Community Member
11 months ago

Cute

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks like a sculpture!

David Grady
Community Member
11 months ago

Always Sunny? Charlie's "Drom Bok?"

Donna McMahon
Community Member
11 months ago

“Room for one more, could you just put down the camera and tuck it into that space?”

Eugene Carman
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh toothy bird, so toothy toothy,

Shari Evans
Community Member
11 months ago

Funny how he only picked out the corn...

Greg Barriere
Community Member
11 months ago

He knows what he likes...

Tracey Nadeau
Community Member
1 year ago

piggy!

Kitty Hugenschmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

"Jimmy Crack Corn"??? NO! THIS Jimmy Crack Corn!!!!

Kitty Hugenschmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

"Jimmy crack corn"? NO! THIS Jimmy Crack Corn!!!

Steph Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow amazing

Sheri Cusimano
Community Member
1 year ago

Thinking maybe one more if I inhale!

Juju Lombardi
Community Member
1 year ago

his teeth cost peanuts.

Elise Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe a trip to a good orthodontist could help.

Susan L. Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

"I never ask for seconds, I take ALL of it the first time!"

Melanie Reinhardt
Community Member
1 year ago

lol, I just thought he is greedy...lol

Robyn Rice-Foster
Community Member
1 year ago

"I think I have enough appetizers for the moment don't want to look greedy"

Valerie Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago

Question: How do you keep the squirrels away from the feeder. I'm inundated with them. So lovely to see the pics!

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL

TC
Community Member
1 year ago

He's picking... He prefers the corn to the sunflower seeds... What a rascal. !

Barbara Youders
Community Member
1 year ago

What kind of bird is this?

Deborah Shoniker
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha

Kathleen Foley
Community Member
1 year ago

grackle

Sara Lock
Community Member
1 year ago

I can see the resemblance to his prehistoric relatives in this one 😂

Terry Schultz
Community Member
1 year ago

This bird looks totally Fake!

Mindy Megas-Loucks
Community Member
1 year ago

Not only did I think it had teeth at first, but that it had HUMAN teeth!! What did it do to whomever's teeth those were?!?

April Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

Guess he doesn’t like sunflower seeds!

Irene Hess-Lawrence
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a Rook that does exactly the same thing. Look how he stuffs his beak with nuts.

Doreen Fish
Community Member
1 year ago

Greedy little guy...lol

Clair Gervais
Community Member
1 year ago

Did anyone else think this wasn't a real bird?? I thought it was a poorly made paper mache' bird! lol

Lisa Roberts
Community Member
1 year ago

Creepy!!! And what a pig! 😂

Jan Basterfield
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks creepy 🤤

Ed Scerbo
Community Member
1 year ago

What the hell IS that?

Ria Knott
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol a birdasaurus

Bonnie Leigh
Community Member
1 year ago

It reminds me of a character from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jean Jensen
Community Member
1 year ago

Whose teeth? All in a row....how precise! Did he gather them from one birdbath?

Shella Coolman
Community Member
1 year ago

What? I promise its for my friend

James Gagnon
Community Member
1 year ago

JJ

James Gagnon
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it a Crow, Blackbird of some type / with pretty blue sheen! Gorgeous!!

katboxjanitor
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought this was a day of the dead sculpture from the thumbnail...at first glance anyway

Gail Bartley
Community Member
1 year ago

Love this one!

Willow Archambault
Community Member
1 year ago

Corny

Rebecca Randall
Community Member
1 year ago

Great photo! Thanks for posting.

Rebecca Ranger
Community Member
1 year ago

I love the comical look here. This is priceless.

Debbie Shepherd Mendonca
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty clever bird. It apparently only likes the white pieces AND can pick them out one st a time.

Pat Mott
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a bird with TEETH!

Sandy Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

And boy, is he a greedy piggy.

Lorraine Werezak
Community Member
1 year ago

He knows how to count!!

Deborah McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

This is terrifying!

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

“Birds of the Corn”

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Patricia Raczynski
Community Member
1 year ago

Photoshopped ? Hmmmm....🤔

Maureen Watson
Community Member
1 year ago

How clever!

Josie Rockwell
Community Member
1 year ago

Grackle with a grill

Tania Forbes
Community Member
1 year ago

No I did too lol

Joan Perry
Community Member
1 year ago

The best and funniest.

Juli Hamilton
Community Member
1 year ago

He likes corn best!

Ilze Sudraba-Kārkliņa
Community Member
1 year ago

Fantastic, I would love to have such photo as my profile pic. 😁

Cristina Curry
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha! Lil fatty! <3

Mary Jaye
Community Member
1 year ago

BUT JUST WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?

Jette Wang Wahnon
Community Member
1 year ago

Darn right..I hogged the corn ! so what? shoot me !??

ChristinaMariyum Muhammad
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice & creepy at first.

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

Ha, the crow looks like he's saying cheese.

Karen Bacon Sus
Community Member
1 year ago

What kind of bird is this? (I thought he had way too many teeth!! Lol

Karmi Harris
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, okay. And I’m assuming the teeth are fake, yes? I mean, did you discover a bird with teeth in this fashion?

Tracy Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

Cherry picking.

Ute Kowert
Community Member
1 year ago

at first I thought it wasn´t real because of the "teeth" :-D

Trudy Brodsky
Community Member
1 year ago

No, this bird has skills!

Tom Champagne
Community Member
1 year ago

With a mouth full of seed, I think this is actually "A PIG " ! LOL

Tom Champagne
Community Member
1 year ago

With a mouth full, I think it's a pig !

R.s. Potter
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes! Those look like teeth! This bird looks like something prehistoric.

Margaret Liddell
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it was pebbles

Ruth DeCorby
Community Member
1 year ago

Love this photo.

Rhonda Sage
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a mouthful of corn

Susan Stiles-Giello
Community Member
1 year ago

He picked out all the corn!

Lorraine Good
Community Member
1 year ago

oink!

Frank Law
Community Member
1 year ago

Always Sunny anybody?

Troy Mondville
Community Member
1 year ago

Greedy bird!

Zamon Savage
Community Member
1 year ago

hello Jake

Jackson Allinder
Community Member
1 year ago

Hello Zamon

Annabella Li
Community Member
1 year ago

this is horrifying

KarmaQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

Guess he must only like the corn!

diane a
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

How did it manage that? Squirrel-bird

Kimberly Russell
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool look at bird process. Looks like they cracked open a bunch of sunflower seeds first and then gathered them up one at a time till they had a beak full!

Kimberly Russell
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool look at the bird process. They cracked open a bunch of seeds and then gathered them up one at a time till they had a bill full. Or at least I'm assuming that's what happened.

Iveta Toderová
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

when i first saw this image, i thought its photomanipulation

Jackie Kanngiesser
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a mouthful of corn to me

Selene moonalani
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought the same thing sool your not alone

Kelly Driscoll
Community Member
1 year ago

Greedy grackle! Picking out all the corn!

Clark Luster
Community Member
1 year ago

That's creepy.

LanteiaTG
Community Member
1 year ago

The real tooth faerie.

wacky jack 100
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a thicc bird

Mona Hammock
Community Member
1 year ago

Are those rocks in his beak?

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The birds had lots to say today.

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Char Char
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

You spying on me?

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Doves in lurve.

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LanteiaTG
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Beautiful bird - is it a Cardinal?

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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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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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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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diane a
Community Member
1 year 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
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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FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
1 year 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
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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Dawn Welton
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

They eat Jello???? O_O

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Fall is definitely her season.

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Elizabeth Butler
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Mah eyebrows be fluffy!

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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
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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
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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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Laugh Fan
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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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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KarmaQueen
Community Member
1 year 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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