In this case the auto focus picked up the small twigs in the foreground.You may try to push the focus button ½ down and let the camera focus on the goose on the right without the twigs in the way and then move to where you did for the shot.The Twigs are still gona be in the way but the geese will be in focus and the twigs will be blurry in the foreground.
For instance I pushed the trigger of the camera ½ way down with the bird in the center of the view finder and let the camera focus=then I moved to the left and got the buffalo in the pic too and took the shot.The bird is in focus but the buffalo is blurred
In this photo I did just the opposite.I put the buffalo in the center of the view finder and pushed the trigger ½ way down to let the camera focus on the buffalo=then moved to the right to get the bird in the pic then I took the shot.
Hope I explained it right?
I like to use one of those walking/shooting mono pods.Most of them will screw into the camera.They are adjustable enough to use anywhere and help steady a camera as good or better than a gun.