Playa del Rey is directly south of Marina del Rey and the Lagoon is merely a few feet south of the end of Ballona Creek that runs about five miles from Culver City to the Pacific Ocean. A bike path borders the creek.
The Lagoon supports a varied assortment of bird life from Great Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets to ducks and geese. Mud hens (American coots) love the area too. And don’t let’s forget pigeons and seagulls.
In the photo above you see a clear view of the Santa Monica Mountains in the background.
As much as I love visiting other parts of the US or the world, I appreciate the various and sundry neighborhoods of Los Angeles just as much. And I feel fortunate to live in such a diverse area.
As we were eating lunch at a restaurant a short walk from the Lagoon, all these pigeons suddenly descended on the power lines. A few minutes later they were gone.
The lagoon is surrounded by apartments and condos. Not a bad place to live.
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