Three types of wagtails breed in the UK. By far the commonest is the Pied Wagtail, which is widespread and usually breeds near water. Grey Wagtails breed only along rivers and streams and are nothing like as common as Pied Wagtails. Yellow Wagtails visit us during summer months and are mostly confined to the south and west of England, where they breed on wet pastures, but they have become relatively scarce in recent years.
All three make up a wonderful group and are quintessential birds of the British Isles.