I wasn't paying close enough attention at the time, but I believe I heard mention at the last SJCC of a trip to the refuge. As far as I know, there is no trip scheduled, so maybe they were just referring to a past trip. I only joined in March.
Anyway, the people who would surely know are the staff at Cedar Run.
Gordon, I agree with you. In fact I think the first one is not really sharp, especially the head. That is probably the reason for your reaction.
Gale, what I found ironic was that their aggression was directed at the Canada geese who are usually the aggressive ones. I wish I could have caught them in the act, but it all happened too fast and I was trying at the same time to keep my grandson from approaching them. He thought it was really funny.
I just saw your post. Very nice images. I especially like #2, where you can see the varied hues in the feathers. I can't wait to get out and shoot again. I'm really looking forward to the Cafe get-together next weekend here in Huntsville. :wink: