Personally, I feel that hunting pressure has a lot to do with what and how geese process. Unpressured birds looking at decoys might process that there are other birds down there and they might take a look to join them (even if you are not on the X). Pressured birds might see something they do not like about the decoys, or binds, and process that as danger. Hunting in a highly pressured area, with a lot of goose traffic, I have found that since the limits have gone up on geese, my harvesting numbers have gone down. More people blowing a goose call and setting out decoys... And more hunters targeting geese. And the geese seem to pick up on the fact that they are getting shot at.