Gozzie so far goes from strength to strength. S/he is growing visibly each day and becoming just that little bit more independent of mum; s/he will hop through the fence to graze on the lawn, to the consternation of the parents, who become extremely edgy if anyone wanders down where their offspring is exploring.
It has to be recorded that Gozzie is learning bad habits from the parent geese. They hiss and go head-down when people approach and s/he is copying the postures, although the hissing has yet to progress beyond a menacing “cheep” noise.
The Goose Family have adopted a little corner by the pond as their parlour and no other bird is allowed to wander into their domestic solitude. It’s close to all the resources and nice and shaded, so no wonder.