Category Archives: Bird Sightings in the Ballona Lagoon and vicinity

Development Marina del Rey: Mariner’s Village-Important DRP Meeting at Burton Chace Park September 16, 6-8:30pm

The Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning will hold a scoping meeting on lease-holder Marina Admiralty Company’s (aka E.S. Ring) proposed renovation of Mariner’s Village, an apartment complex at 4600 Via Marina. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, September … Continue reading

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Bird Lovers Alert: Burrowing Owl and a beautiful Warbler sighted in Marina del Rey

  We can see a many beautiful shorebirds in the Ballona Lagoon all year. But now is the migratory season when you can see a great variety of splendid transient avian visitors to our neighborhood. This year seems to be … Continue reading

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Good News on the Silver Strand: The Witch and the Ducks Return

  The Wicked Witch, the Silver Strand’s Halloween mascot, has been released from the hospital and is now back on her perch on Northstar Mall. Following several joint replacements, she is noticeably friskier. On instructions from her physical therapist, she … Continue reading

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Petty Theft on Ballona Lagoon Path

Someone is stealing John Conner’s bird feeders. John has regularly set out a bird feeder on the Ballona Lagoon path. Two of them have been stolen in recent weeks. When a feeding station is put up, birds come to rely … Continue reading

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Chilly Scenes of Winter in the Silver Strand, Marina del Rey: photographs by Marilee Karlsen

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Longtime residents of the Silver Strand

This devoted couple has set up housekeeping in a large drain box on my neighbors’ roof. As we all know, pigeons mate for life unless widowed. Either you like ’em or hate ’em, but I enjoy watching these two come … Continue reading

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Bird Sightings in the Strand

A resident spotted 3 Killdeer (Plovers) this morning. They were wading in the northern end of the Ballona Lagoon in front of the power station at the entrance to the path. The Killdeer is a year-round resident, but not an … Continue reading

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