Interesting info. We have grackles down here that are big pests.
You can't park your car anywhere downtown anymore, without getting a white coating of poop within minutes! They are loud also and the decorative trees that line the sidewalks are full of them. Reminds me of "The Birds" movie.
So I did not mean that comment to come across as negative at all.
We really enjoyed them and thought it was great to be able to see them so often each day while we were fishing and at the lodge. So we were taking pictures and such. The locals were less impressed of course as they see it everyday. We see some Bald Eagles here in my local area. However, it is a few times a month at most and that is if you are spending time near the river and watching. Otherwise you may only come across them a few times a year.
So to wake up to their squawking nests at the lodge and watch them circle us as we were salmon fishing was really a treat for all of us.