They are a permanent resident on the coasts of the Southeastern United States.
In theory they prefer marshes. I see them all along the shore. Personally I think they prefer outdoor seafood restaurants.
These shots were taken on a dike (lately that’s a pretty safe bet), sitting on the top of a water gate – Trunk.
Above the wider tail shows the difference between them and the Common Grackle. Also the female is a chocolate brown.