This year I am doing a Green Big Year (a Bigby) as well as the Patchwork Challenge


Dr Bigby GreenBirder

Find out all about it and follow progress as our ‘Wildlifing” blog over at


A Bigby involves seeing as many bird species as possible within walking, cycling or canoeing distance of home.  No resorting to internal combustion engines etc.  It is permitted to use scheduled public transport in a Bigby but I shall eschew even that option. More details at






This is the 8 km radius “patch” that I shall be Bigbying within.