There have been multiple reports of dead fish and wildfowl at the Spade Oak Nature Reserve over the past few weeks.

Residents have taken to social media to share their concerns on the rising number of dead wildlife that is being found around the nature reserve.

Wild Marlow has said there is a "huge death toll" but there is currently no explanation for the sudden increase.

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Among the fish and wildfowl, a mute swan is pictured dead in the water that sits in Little Marlow.

The nature reserve is owned by Buckinghamshire Council who today (September 20) replied to local residents on Twitter saying their ecology department will be equipped to look into the matter once it has been reported.

However, the council has been aware of the situation since August 24 when they tweeted a reply to David Bevan saying his concerns had been passed onto the relevant teams.

Two months ago the site was flooded with sewage after a power outage caused Thames Water machinery in the nearby treatment plant to fail but there is no evidence to suggest this is the cause of the wildlife deaths.

The site was also used recently by Disney to film a Star Wars spinoff TV show titled ‘Star Wars: Andor’.

A Wild Marlow spokesman said: “Wild Marlow is very concerned regarding the huge death toll for wildlife using Spade Oak Lake Nature Reserve.

"It is heart-breaking to witness the birds and fish that have died, however the cause has yet to be established.

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"It may be as a result of another recent sewage leak from the nearby treatment plant, or a natural occurrence, but we have never seen such high numbers at the location previously and we need to know the cause so that action can be taken to prevent further deaths.

"This beautiful jewel in the crown of the Little Marlow Lakes Country Park, is an incredibly important site for wildlife, biodiversity and human health. We really hope appropriate action is taken to safeguard the future of this Nature Reserve.”

The Bucks Free Press has contacted Buckinghamshire Council, The Environmental Agency, Thames Water and Swan Support.

We will provide you with an update as soon as possible.