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January 22, 2006 - A Little Hitchcock, A Bit of Aerodynamics













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Thursday, January 19, 2006, at the edge of the sheltered lagoon in Playa del Rey, the birds congregate – and the gulls out on the open sand and the pelicans over the Pacific do their thing.  Playa del Rey – "the beach of the king" – is the first beach north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), between the airport and Marina del Rey, about twelve miles west of Hollywood.

 

The Hitchcock thing…

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

But the young ones are cute –

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

And you have your ducks too –

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

Profiles

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

The setting -

Lagoon at Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

Roofs for bird watchers?

Roofs, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

On the open beach, a few feet from the lagoon, the gulls provide lessons in aerodynamics –

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

The ubiquitous California Brown Pelican is always scanning for a meal, then dive-bombing to get it –

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

Birds, Playa del Rey, CA - January 19, 2006

And someone is sailing off, past the pelicans, to Catalina –

Catalina from Playa del Rey - January 19, 2006

 

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