Well, I've thoroughly butchered this post with photos in the wrong sequence, etc.
But I wanted to thank you for your response. I don't normally shot RAW so I'm not familiar with how much detail and information is missing from the Jpegs. But, it's worth taking a look at when I shoot birds tomorrow.
Actually, I'm going to see if I can set up the camera to shoot jpegs and RAW. That will be a more accurate comparison.
I haven't been able to play around with anymore files today. (Had too many items on the honey do list). Tomorrow sounds like a lousy day so I'll have a chance to mess around a bit with more old files and see what Improvements- if any- can be made to them with ACR.
P.S. to Bob; Thanks for the tip. I've tried it and it works - just haven't got it straightened out totally.