"Redpolls, these appealing little finches, don't often come as far south as my home in south-central Pennsylvania. We did have an irruption of them in the late 1970s, a time of several hard winters in a row. My picture framer's wife, a fellow bird enthusiast, actually had several redpolls eating out of her hand at that time—a rare and fortunate experience!"
Stephen Leed is an award-winning wildlife and equine artist from Lititz, Pennsylvania. A fulltime artist since 1991, he has twice won the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Working Together for Wildlife Fine Art Competition. Three of his equine art paintings have been exhibited at the International Museum of the Horse in Lexington, Kentucky. This is his eighth cover for Bird Watcher's Digest.
A limited edition of 300 prints of December Morning—Common Redpolls by Stephen Leed has been created. The actual image size is 14" x 10", the print size is 17" x 13", and the matted size is 18" x 14". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper. Matted and/or framed prints usually ship in approximately 14 business days.