This year's mural depicted the birds of Rutland Water, the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust reserve where the Bird Fair is held each year. Here are a few images of the mural being painted over the weekend.
The first few birds are painted in on the mural.
And then a few more artists add their contributions.
And a few more....
Soon the mural begins to look like a more complete work.
Chris Rose working on his grebe for the mural, mixing colors, adding shadows on the water.
Darren Rees added a peregrine falcon zooming upward over the scene.
It's a nice diversion from the Bird Fair to watch the artists create birds on the mural. At times there are three or four birds being painted by as many artists. The mural is just one of many things that make this event so interesting, successful, and world famous.