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Table 5 Nitrogen and phosphorus loadings to the Fleet Lagoon from wildfowl.

From: Hindcasting of nutrient loadings from its catchment on a highly valuable coastal lagoon: the example of the Fleet, Dorset, UK, 1866–2004

   Loading (kg yr-1)
  Mean number bird residence days (yr-1) Nitrogen Phosphorus
Swans 325284 780.68 149.63
Geese 161246 253.16 790.10
Gulls 418808 184.28 100.51
Other wild fowl & waders 954527 687.26 210.00
Total load (t yr-1)   1.9 0. 54