Woman Sets Up A Camera In Her Yard To Capture Birds In Action, And The Results Are Incredible

As someone who leaves out peanuts for the crows, I can say with absolute certainty that bird behavior is fascinating to watch. After all, bird watching is literally a sport people take quite seriously – and for good reason.

As impressive as birds are to watch, they are completely untouchable – try to get close to a wild bird and they’ll simply fly away faster than you can say “hey.”

It’s even tricky to take photos of them because as soon as you get close enough to capture a good shot – they’re up, up and away.

One woman named Lisa decided to try a different technique to get close to the birds that frequent her backyard, so she set up a camera trap specially equipped with a motion sensor.

That way, whenever the birds came around to eat from her bird feeders, the camera would detect their motion and snap a photo.

In just one day, her camera takes as many as 7,000 photos. Sifting through all of these photos to pick out winners is no easy task, but Lisa takes the time to do it, and the results are nothing short of amazing, offering the world a closer look at the epic lives of birds.

Today, Lisa has a massive collection of bird photos that include a variety of breeds, from doves to bluebirds and blue jays. Plus, her photos are taken from a variety of angles and feature unique color combinations, striking behavior patterns, and so much more.

She shares the photos on her Instagram account @ostdrossel

1. Mourning doves share some love as they huddle over their breakfast 

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2. Say hi to a dove butt!

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3. Crow shows off his impressive collecting skills

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3. Snacking on a big moth for lunch 

 

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4. A beautiful crest on a chilly day 

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5. Chatty birds discussing the weather, or perhaps who gets the first bite of food 

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6. Can you feel the love tonight?

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7. The puffy charmer 

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8. Why hello there!

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9. Another friendly guy saying hello to the camera 

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10. Rightfully proud of his good hair day 

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11. Incoming for the grub!

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12. The impressive power of the beak!

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13. Just look at those beautiful color patterns!

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14. Doves are well-known for their beauty and grace, but if you watch them long enough you’ll find out they are big goofballs underneath it all 

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15. Taking a tip from their enemy the cat – if it fits, I sits 

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16. “Christmas Day brought some visitors that I have not seen at the booth in a while,” Lisa captioned this photo. 

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17. Worshiping the sun after way too many cold days 

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18. Twinning bluebirds 

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19. Nom nom 

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20. “First hummingbird pic of the season,” Lisa captioned this beauty. “Conditions today are far from perfect, it is rainy and cold, but that also makes the birds hungry and wiling to experiment.” 

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21. Fall looks good on you 

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22. Even if Lisa takes a week-or-so break from feeding the birds, they always come back as soon as she puts food out 

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23. When hungry turns to hangry… we’ve all been there

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24. Eat or get off the pot – a good “swoop and shove” 

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25. Singing over some yummy food 

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“These get me in the mood for spring,” writes Lisa.

26. You can see the adult feathers coming in on the Grackles 

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27. As the mornings get colder, the “winter crew,” including Starlings, begin to move in

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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.”

28. Excuse me, someone needs to add some seeds to my feeder!

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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,” Lisa writes. “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.”

29.  This yard is my yard 

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SOURCE: viralinside.net