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?
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!
Same yesterday in Nottingham.
Blackchurch yesterday evening.
Coventry yesterday evening.
It was the 3rd one we’ve had so far this year.
North west Wales yesterday.
I ate about 50 of them on my cycle ride last night in the Peak District - most coming out of, and back into Sheffield
Dartmoor swarming yesterday.
About a week ago here in Kettleshulme...the swifts had a proper feast!
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.
Yes, I got stung at Staden last night. Hard to escape mid-belay!
Yep loads in south lakes, bloody awful things, seems a bit earlier than last year ?
Wimborne yesterday afternoon !
Same in Bangor yesterday evening. They were all around our fields and the surrounding roads.
Yesterday North Oxon too, a week ago in Swindon!
We get loads of sea gulls eating them .
> 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?
> Are they spicy?
Taste like chicken
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.
There's nothing wrong, in principle, with celebrating 'Flying Ant Day' - except that some idiot went and told the ants.
> 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.
yeah flying ant day started about 5pm yesterday out of nowhere (in snowdonia), when you know, you know.
All over Holyrood Park in Edinburgh this evening and the seagulls were feasting.
None in this bit of London yet.
Screwed up my fishing last night on Clywedog! The trout were obsessed with them and ignored all my imitative offerings.
Langdale in lakes on thursday
Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl has made the second ascent of Kampfzone (8b+), a 5-pitch Beat Kammerlander route in the Rätikon, Switzerland. Zangerl's partner, Jacopo Larcher also climbed the route the following day.