Blue Jays are found mostly in the eastern two/thirds of the United States and southern parts of Canada, among oak and pine wooded areas, home gardens and feeders. Blue Jays are a crested jay with distinct white spots on wings and tail, along with a black necklace. They are noisy with harsh and musical sounds, like most others of the Corvidae family. They area also known to mimic Red-Shouldered and Red-Tailed Hawks. I photographed this Blue Jay while visiting northern Minnesota.