Birds were a symbol of freedom at all times. But they seem so inaccessible and mysterious to us because of their liberating ability to fly. Fortunately, there is a way to face-to-face meet nature and explore the beautiful feathered creatures in their natural environment without scaring them away or causing any harm.
Lisa, who is named Ostdrossel on her social media, has always been fascinated by nature and birds, so when she came from Germany to follow her love of Macomb County in Michigan, she had an urge to get a little closer to the birds in her yard that are unusual in her home country. She started exploring ways to make it possible and as a result she has thousands of images capturing various beautiful species of birds, their funny expressions, majestic poses and sometimes crazy behaviour.
This bird has teeth!
Doves in lurve.
“The Mourning Doves were especially adorable today.”
Someone had moth for lunch.
The birds had lots to say today.
“How I have missed seeing this crest”
Such a charmer.
Such a friendly, handsome young man.
“Don King came over and performed some seed magic.”
Doves can be the picture of pure elegance and beauty. But they are also the biggest goofballs.
It‘s not too much if you can carry it all at once.
Starling performance art.
When times are rough, we need to be there for each other, carry each other.
“Despite the snow storm, it was such a lovely day today. After a week of not feeding them, they still came back”
“Christmas Day brought some visitors that I have not seen at the booth in a while ”
That’s what I call a good hair day.
The best kind of orange!
The Bluebirds seem to have gotten a family discount for hypnosis class.
“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.”
“I’ve been that excited about food before too.”
Fall is definitely her season.
“We were all worshipping the sun today.”
“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.”
“More from the vault, and these get me into the mood for spring”
It looks really cool how the adult feathers are coming in on the Grackles.
“The BBs behaved like the yard is theirs. I don’t blame them and am delighted”
“This morning was rather cold, and I noticed several Starlings in the yard. The winter crew is slowly settling in.”
Be nice to each other and feed the birds!
“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.”