Well, I can see why you are posting . By any chance did your Brusty Rewer's blackbird have a female near by? If a Grackle, was it fanning its tail - Grackles always seem to have to show off their tails.
If I were to take a wild guess on #2, I'd say Willow Flycatcher
I better get my guess in before Resin sets us straight - #3 Gray Flycatcher?
Oh, gosh. I should have known the common grackle. And, I suspected the flycatchers were impossible without the sound since I've tried to ID flycatchers before. I was ready with my recorder in hopes they would belt out a note or two, but the were being very close-beaked.
Thanks much Chillybean, pollengarden and Resin. I appreciate the help.