"In upstate New York, winters are long and icy. When the thaw finally arrives, and the melting snow slops into slush with each footstep, the woods take on a wonderful earthy aroma of mud and rotting leaves. It is then that I often encounter ruffed grouse on my walks through the woods--but I rarely notice them before they burst from the underbrush. And after the blur of beating wings has banished into the shadows, I am always left with a giddy feeling that it was I who got flushed!"
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.