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Flying Ant Day

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 Trangia 08:45 Fri

It was yesterday down here in East Sussex!! We tried to enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake in the sun in the back garden and they were everywhere. The air was full of thousands of the little critters. Texted a couple of mates in neighbouring villages and they were experiencing it too.

Any other parts of the country affected?

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 Wanderlust 09:10 Fri
In reply to Trangia:

Yeah loads of them in Sheffield.

One dropped through the Velux onto my bed. I thought I had bed bugs or some other disgusting plague in my bedding for a minute!

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In reply to Trangia:

Same yesterday in Nottingham.

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 James Mann 09:19 Fri
In reply to Trangia:

Blackchurch yesterday evening.

James

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In reply to Trangia:

Coventry yesterday evening.

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In reply to Trangia:

It was the 3rd one we’ve had so far this year. 

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 Myfyr Tomos 09:46 Fri
In reply to Trangia:

North west Wales yesterday.

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 hang_about 09:58 Fri
In reply to Wanderlust:

I ate about 50 of them on my cycle ride last night in the Peak District - most coming out of, and back into Sheffield

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 Phil79 09:59 Fri
In reply to Trangia:

Dartmoor swarming yesterday.

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 abr1966 10:22 Fri
In reply to Trangia:

About a week ago here in Kettleshulme...the swifts had a proper feast!

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In reply to Trangia:

Swallows loving life in Kendal yesterday. They'll all be signing up for slimming world....

The flying ants were out about 10 days ago in Mid Devon. It's unusual for any part of Devon to be ahead of the curve.

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In reply to Trangia:

Yes, I got stung at Staden last night.  Hard to escape mid-belay!

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 Sans-Plan 13:01 Fri
In reply to Trangia:

Yep loads in south lakes, bloody awful things, seems a bit earlier than last year ?

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In reply to Trangia:

Wimborne yesterday afternoon !

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 rockcatch 13:41 Fri
In reply to Trangia:

Same in Bangor yesterday evening. They were all around our fields and the surrounding roads.

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 Cobra_Head 14:30 Fri
In reply to Trangia:

Yesterday North Oxon too, a week ago in Swindon!

We get loads of sea gulls eating them .

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 Cobra_Head 14:31 Fri
In reply to hang_about:

> I ate about 50 of them on my cycle ride last night in the Peak District - most coming out of, and back into Sheffield


Are they spicy?

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In reply to Cobra_Head:

> Are they spicy?

Taste like chicken 

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In reply to Trangia:

Flying Ant Day arrived very suddenly, and somewhat annoyingly, at about 14:00 today, at Reiff.

To be fair, it was preceded by the onset of Flying Porpoise Day, just a couple of hours earlier - so I can't really moan.

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 Ian Parsons 16:14 Fri
In reply to Trangia:

There's nothing wrong, in principle, with celebrating 'Flying Ant Day' - except that some idiot went and told the ants.

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> There's nothing wrong, in principle, with celebrating 'Flying Ant Day' - except that some idiot went and told the ants.

Well I think Flying Ant Day is just a FAD.

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 George_Surf 20:22 Fri
In reply to Trangia:

yeah flying ant day started about 5pm yesterday out of nowhere (in snowdonia), when you know, you know. 

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In reply to Trangia:

All over Holyrood Park in Edinburgh this evening and the seagulls were feasting.

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 Tringa 07:08 Sat
In reply to tom_in_edinburgh:

None in this bit of London yet. 

Dave

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 Tim Sparrow 13:38 Sat
In reply to Trangia:

Screwed up my fishing last night on Clywedog! The trout were obsessed with them and ignored all my imitative offerings. 

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 im off 17:41 Sat
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Langdale in lakes on thursday

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