"In New York's mid-Hudson Valley where the ancient floodplain of the Hudson broadens into the fertile region known as the Coxsackie Flats, there exists a winter wonderland for hawk watchers. From December through February, large numbers of raptors congregate along the edges of agricultural fields that border many of the area's roadways. During some winters, there are many rough-legged hawks here. All forms of rough-legs can be seen on the flats, including the light and dark morph immature plumages, such as the young bird flying across my painting."
James Coe is best known as author and illustrator of the Golden Field Eastern Birds. He has contributed illustrations to numerous other bird guides, as well. His paintings have appeared on the covers of Bird Watcher's Digest, Journal of Raptor Research, Sanctuary, and the Auk. A signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, his work is in the permanent collections of the New York State Museum, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
A limited edition of 300 prints has been created in a horizontal format. The actual image size is 14" x 10", the matted size is 18" x 14", and the framed sized is approximately 20" x 16". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full-color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper.