It was a breezy, cool day at Balboa Lake in the San Fernando Valley and this scene reminded me of that famous movie by director Alfred Hitchcock, "The Birds." It looks like this gull is taking a measure of the folks in the paddle-boat and is getting ready to dive in for a strike. It's not Bodega Bay (where the movie was filmed- telling the story of all sorts of birds that attack the townspeople for no apparent reason) and I don't think this bird is in the performer's union anyway. But there were some ducks at Balboa Lake who were taking nips at people who didn't feed them. That's close enough to Hitchcock for me.