The dogs and I went to Esquimalt lagoon this morning. We saw a large goose of some kind that an old guy swore up and down was a Canada Goose, but I know a Canada Goose when I see one and this wasn't. Another photographer said it was just a "common goose" so I guess that was it - I hope it keeps safe for Christmas. We also saw American Widgeons, Mute Swans, blackbirds, and the Northern Pintails that you see in the photo below. The boys were very patient with me stopping and taking photos, so I took them to the main beach and let them off leash and let them play. You see the result in the other photo.