The grey wagtail has a strong association with water, particularly flowing water, and can be seen along the rivers and streams of the Stour Catchment. It’s not unusual to see this bird in gardens and towns, where there is freshwater. It specialises in aquatic feeding, eating snails and tadpoles from shallow water and small flying insects such as midges. It also nests near the water, in moss lined holes and hollows. Grey wagtails are in decline nationally and are on the RSPB’s amber list. However, they have expanded their range, establishing in lowland areas like Kent, having been formerly more of an upland bird. KSCP’s work to enhance river habitats benefits many water birds, including grey wagtails.