The ducks were a little feisty when Lex and I visited Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley, California. A boy and his grandparents were feeding them with loaves of bread which made them go a little crazy. The lake is filled with reclaimed water from the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant and has been a home for ducks, geese, cormorants, seagulls, turtles, and fish.
The Anthony C. Beilenson Park where the lake is located is named after a former Congressman from Southern California. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for ten terms from 1977 to 1997 and was known for establishing the “Beilenson Act” which required public hearings when a hospital in California closed down or had to reduce their services. He had just passed on March 5, 2017, at age 84, not too long before we shot our video.
It was a beautiful spring morning when we visited and many families were already there having picnics and getting ready to set up a barbeque. Our main goal in visiting the park was to see the blossoming of the Cherry Blossoms.
After a drought of 5 years, a number of trees had died but this year was thankfully different. We had a record amount of rain and the flowers were blooming. We hope you enjoy these photos!