Very much more tactile in large.
Here is a closer crop.
A bit of a weird focal point, I know, but I wanted to show how irresistibly strokeable they are: their bodies have become a patchwork of different textures and colours. I spent quite a while with the Goosles this morning: the light fluctuated a lot while I was there, and they were having a serious washing and preening session...
I've uploaded several others to Flickr (right from here).
Gosling close up (inc. head...)
Pairs (grazing goslings and prancing pigeons)
Diving under the water then Resurfacing