A Double-crested Cormorant or two were almost always visible from our balcony. There were not enough pilings for them to go around, especially when the pelicans decided to use them. So, this guy was drying his wings while standing on a sand bar. The kayakers seemed to have stopped to look at him.
Grackles appeared in several places, always in groups with lots of noise and interaction between the group. They reminded me of crows in their behavior but they certainly look and sound differently. This is a Common Grackles which is much smaller than Boat-tailed or Great Grackles.