20th August 2021

‘Wait a Minnow’ Kingfisher Returns to BoA

Kingfisher Returns to Westbury Garden

The stunning kingfisher sculpture ‘Wait a Minnow’ will be once again on display in Westbury Garden outside our Explore BoA Tourist Information Centre!

The kingfisher, whose ‘plumage’ has been designed by artist Tracy Spiers, is part of the Kingfisher Trail organised by Cotswolds National Landscape and will be returning from Monday 23rd until 6th September.


The Kingfisher Trail is a sculpture trail taking place across the whole of the Cotswolds region this summer. Launched on 31st May and running into early October, organisers say:

“The trail provides a unique way for people to connect with nature and the great outdoors in 2021. It’s for everyone, so residents and visitors are all invited to join in with this accessible, fun and free activity.
The kingfisher has been chosen based on its reputation as a resilient and adaptable bird – characteristics shared with the communities and businesses the trail seeks to support as we all begin to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.”

The Kingfisher Trail features 22 dazzling sculptures – all supported and creatively designed by celebrated national and local artists, led by internationally renowned painter, PJ Crook MBE. You can find out more about them all on the official trail website here: https://www.kingfishertrail.org/artists


If you’d like to take part in the trail there’s lots more information on the Kingfisher Trail website https://www.kingfishertrail.org as well as an App available to download on IOS and Android. It’s a great way to get out and explore places both near and further afield, with the fun mission of seeing all of the kingfishers as you go!


To celebrate the kingfishers return, inside our Tourist Information Centre, you will find photographic prints for sale by local wildlife photographer Alan Benson, who can often be spotted alongside an ever growing number of photographers on the banks of our beautiful river, waiting for these majestic birds to grace their viewfinders!