No brush around it at all. It would be perfect for geese if it were full. Just hedge and cedar in the bottom that I drug in for th fish. Problem is we are in drought status and they are visible in the water. Went down today and pitched a few decoys into the open spots trying to get some ducks coming there. After the seasons close in February I am thinking about dumping corn in the water around the edges to try and imprint some birds for future years.