Fair, J. 1987 The Fleet Sanctuary Nature Reserve.
800-900 swans in 1736. Swan numbers have varied
from 500-1200 over the last 10 years [in 1986].
Increases in dairy herds occurred during the >70=s
which has led to slurry and, occasionally, silage
entering the Fleet at times. Corn is now planted
on the extreme edges of the Fleet. Pesticide and
fertilisers are sprayed in the Herbury area in recent