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

#1

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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?

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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."

FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a moth

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diane a
Community Member
1 year ago

That bird has such an evil glare

Katie Conway
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes! Scary!

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OI Loi
Community Member
1 year ago

The light shining on that bird is amazing

Lu
Community Member
1 year ago

The moth: seriously ??? You have a tray full of bird seed and you come after me.

Kate Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

The actual cover of The Silence of the Lambs

Sara Kate MacFarland
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't think he wants to share it....M I N E

Char Char
Community Member
1 year ago

"You will tell NO ONE!"

Jacqualine Denise
Community Member
1 year ago

Touch my moth and you die!!

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL

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Valereee
Community Member
1 year ago

He just looks so mean !

Mads Sly
Community Member
1 year ago

Waiter! This buffet needs some extra seasoning! Can you pass the mothwing dust?

Mia Rennie
Community Member
1 year ago

is it just me or does he look really angry?

Aadil Shaik
Community Member
1 year ago

he is like " don't you dare send this to the police".

LanteiaTG
Community Member
1 year ago

Amazing shot. He looks so menacing!

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful coloring.

Shirin Kamer
Community Member
1 year ago

You served me seed....look i am not a vegetarian.

Kimberly Russell
Community Member
1 year ago

BLEEP your seeds and meal worms I have a fat moth!

BobbiJo Rogeret
Community Member
1 year ago

“Don’t look at me like that- It’s just a moth!”

Sven Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m planning world domination... mwah hah hah 😆

kombizz
Community Member
1 year ago

lovely shot

Marilyn Nickel
Community Member
1 year ago

I dare anyone to get in my way!

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

Spectacular coloring- the birds nice too.

Keona Thrasher
Community Member
1 year ago

hmmmm a side worm n nut salad will go nicely with this

Lorraine Werezak
Community Member
1 year ago

"This is MY banquet!"

Fran Stateler
Community Member
1 month ago

And its mine so go away.

Decsi Kálmán
Community Member
7 months ago

Exchange?

Teri Sykes
Community Member
7 months ago

S I L E N C E, or I kill you!

Bob Stine
Community Member
11 months ago

Ooh...a gift!

Jean Holtof
Community Member
11 months ago

giving you the evil eye, this is my breakfast

Donna McMahon
Community Member
11 months ago

“Fresh caught gourmet moth . . . I can’t resist!”

Id row
Community Member
11 months ago

Yikes!

Elizabeth Seguin
Community Member
1 year ago

Angry bird.

Sarah McKibben
Community Member
1 year ago

Evil!

Tina Fletcher Mitchell
Community Member
1 year ago

So anger looking

marnidarr
Community Member
1 year ago

Where'd all the bugs come from?

Kitty Hugenschmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

"We toll jah…. Ya pay up ya debt or we send Vinnie!"

Steph Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

AReal Angry Bird

Steph Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

Angry Bird

Anne Gagliano
Community Member
1 year ago

Heh heh heh heh heh

Brenda Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah! What are you gonna do about it?

Kim Conroy
Community Member
1 year ago

if looks could kill!

Mark Howell
Community Member
1 year ago

Edgar Alan Poe has arrived for lunch ;o)

Jenn Proulx
Community Member
1 year ago

Moth. Not even once.

Julie Epps
Community Member
1 year ago

"Are you talkin to me?" Ha! This pic is GREAT!

Laurie F Schwartz
Community Member
1 year ago

Get out of my way.

Elise Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

I saw Mothra last night and I just 'ated it!

Darleen Kummer Feig
Community Member
1 year ago

Boy does he look guilty!

June Doaner
Community Member
1 year ago

Good lunch

TC
Community Member
1 year ago

Errrr... That's the topping probably

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
1 year ago

Dang - I can't remember which one of these seeds goes best with fresh moth!

Susan Hanson
Community Member
1 year ago

And if you touch it, I will peck your eyes out!

Candy Carranza
Community Member
1 year ago

You have moth breath, go brush your beak!

Deborah Shoniker
Community Member
1 year ago

Need a bigger mouth....

Norma Buffon
Community Member
1 year ago

hey underwing moth bites the dust!

Jo-Jo Ciliento
Community Member
1 year ago

This bird reminds me of Jack Nicholson.

Terry Schultz
Community Member
1 year ago

Ummmmm breakfast, yum!!!

Yael Ganet
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a mothful, all right! Great shots!

Doreen Fish
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh dear....menacing

Katrina Link
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't mess with me! I could crush you like this!

Tim Fath
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of Mr Burns!

Alexandra Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

This would make a great tattoo!

Moria Frazer
Community Member
1 year ago

That bird looks evil.

Louise Bindley
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow beautiful

Ian Bodey
Community Member
1 year ago

Montgomery Burns.....

Jami Jami
Community Member
1 year ago

He know your watching..

Ralph Chicas
Community Member
1 year ago

You do mad, ah.. moth needs garlic

Ria Knott
Community Member
1 year ago

You no looka at muh moth

Eric Jaeger
Community Member
1 year ago

Need a little fibre in my diet as well

Shella Coolman
Community Member
1 year ago

You see nothing

James Gagnon
Community Member
1 year ago

Dinosaur Man

James Gagnon
Community Member
1 year ago

There is a certain special Dinosaur look to this pretty bird!

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

trading it for sunflowers

katboxjanitor
Community Member
1 year ago

Fresh protein for a balanced meal

jenjie.newt
Community Member
1 year ago

I am become death, destroyer of worlds

jenjie.newt
Community Member
1 year ago

I am become death, destroyer of worlds!

Fidiya Bilal
Community Member
1 year ago

You. are next...

Janet Kapanowski
Community Member
1 year ago

"I have a particular set of skills."

Pamela Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like he has a moth full!

Cyndee Phillips
Community Member
1 year ago

This bird looks like Chuck Schumer...

Brianna Bungard
Community Member
1 year ago

And does NOT want to share!!! Lol

Anne Cromell
Community Member
1 year ago

Don’t judge me!!😊

Anne Cromell
Community Member
1 year ago

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Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 year ago

After lunch, I'll eat my dessert!

Nicola Brewster
Community Member
1 year ago

Astonishing.

Linda McClean
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful and what fun!

Carolyn Huffman
Community Member
1 year ago

Fierce looking little birdie.

Josie Roland-Tallent
Community Member
1 year ago

I asked you to hold the Mayo!

Patricia Raczynski
Community Member
1 year ago

That's one Angry bird!

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

The bird looks kind of menacing.

Maureen Watson
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW! But poor moth/butterfly!

Jane Holt Kopp
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like he is giving the camera the evil eye.

Lexii M.
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks so sinister. Like "Mwuahaha.. how do you like me now?"

I dunno lmao
Community Member
1 year ago

(S)he looks mad ;-;

Mary-Ann Porrazzo
Community Member
1 year ago

I love the look on his face!!!!

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 year ago

That glare!

John Kamau
Community Member
1 year ago

What are you goggling at?

Paige DeCicco
Community Member
1 year ago

you could say he has a moth full 😂

Ákos Vasvári
Community Member
1 year ago

What a predator look

Aris Tzafalias
Community Member
1 year ago

Go ahead. Make my day punk.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Great shot !!!

Christine Massey-clover
Community Member
1 year ago

Don’t EVEN think about it. It’s MINE!

Kristen Temple-Winchester
Community Member
1 year ago

This bird looks a bit scary, like it could be a djinn in disguise...

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks evil.

Kimberly Crawford
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the coolest looking bird! It's just scary and beautiful! I wonder what kind it is..

Julia Chappell
Community Member
1 year ago

“Don’t mess with me” !!

Arwen Poe
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey! No outside food!

Pu-Chin Waide
Community Member
1 year ago

Mirderous looking blackbird eating its victim

Pu-Chin Waide
Community Member
1 year ago

Murderius looking bird eating its victim.

Trudy Brodsky
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey! That is a mouth moth!

Carol Roeder
Community Member
1 year ago

Go ahead, try to take it. I dare you.

Raquel De Jesus
Community Member
1 year ago

*GLOWER*

Leslie Jordan
Community Member
1 year ago

And seems to know there is a camera there!

TheNerdyOne
Community Member
1 year ago

this bird is gonna kill me

Shari Pierre
Community Member
1 year ago

Gansta!

Linda Peterson
Community Member
1 year ago

He has a little Skipper butterfly .

Tara Kennedy
Community Member
1 year ago

Mr Burns!

A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh whoa... That stare gives me the creeps!

Sabina Bajracharya
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh wow

the Lemon Queen
Community Member
1 year ago

The raven's just like, "mess with me and this moth will soon be you..."

Liesa Yopp
Community Member
1 year ago

If looks could kill.

Oscar Contender
Community Member
1 year ago

Fierce!

Kerrie
Community Member
1 year ago

Does that bird not look like he wants to kill you....Like "How dare you take my pictures with out asking!?!"

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Common Grackle

Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

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Ankita Pattanayak
Community Member
1 year ago

Angry bird saying "What are you STARING at...huh...?"

Rebecca Sanchez-Perez
Community Member
1 year ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LanteiaTG
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1 year ago

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Alexander Nord
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor sphinx 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Sliding in hungry from the club like...

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Such a charmer.

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FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
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
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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
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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
Community Member
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
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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
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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
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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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