Woman Sets Up A Photo Booth For Birds In Her Yard, And The Photos Are Incredible

Published 5 years ago

Lisa, known as Ostdrossel on social media, is a nature lover, and avid bird photographer based in Macomb County, Michigan. She has set up a photo booth disguised as a bird feeder in her yard and sometimes takes up to 7,000 pictures each day!

Lisa decided to experiment with bird photography after she moved to the USA from Germany and noticed all the unique birds, uncommon in her home country, in her yard. She tried all sorts of different foods to lure the birds and currently uses a motion-activated Bird Photo Booth 2.0 to capture the pictures. This setup allows her to capture unique shots of birds up close, something that would be incredibly difficult using ordinary means.

Check out Lisa’s bird photos in the gallery below!

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“The Mourning Doves were especially adorable today.”


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“This bird has teeth!”


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“Doves in lurve.”


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“Someone had moth for lunch.”


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“How I have missed seeing this crest”


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“The birds had lots to say today.”


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“Don King came over and performed some seed magic.”


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“Such a charmer.”


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“Such a friendly, handsome young man.”


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


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“That’s what I call a good hair day.”


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“Starling performance art.”


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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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“Incoming gold!”


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


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


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“We were all worshipping the sun today.”


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“The best kind of orange!”


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


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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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“I’ve been that excited about food before too.”


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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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“Fall is definitely her season.”


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


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


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


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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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“Be nice to each other and feed the birds!”

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