The kingfisher nesting bank beside the Regent’s Canal at Brunton Wharf has received an artistic makeover.
The bank was built in February 2016 to encourage Kingfishers that overwinter in the Borough to stay on through the spring and summer to nest and raise their young. Though kingfishers would not be put off by the rather stark, plain concrete appearance of the bank, it was not exactly a thing of beauty, so a decision was made to brighten it up. It was painted in April 2018 by local artist Curtis Hylton, with support from Trapped in Zone One and the Lower Regents Coalition. The purpose of the structure is reflected in the camouflage pattern, made up of kingfisher silhouettes in various colours.
Header photo and photos below by Natalia Suvorova (click to enlarge)