by winged ants. Anyone else had this problem? Both Thursday night and Friday night we went out for a walk in the evening sunshine. Both nights you could not put your feet down without standing on ants, they were absolutely everywhere. For the first couple of miles or so each evening we must have seen literally billions of the bleeders. If you weren't stepping on them you were batting them away from your face, spitting them out or blowing them off your arms - ugggggggggggg. Couldn't even look around for anything worth snapping as it was so bad - then by the time we had got past the worst of them I think all our feathered friends had gone to bed.
On Thursday we were around 100 yards (giving my age away there!) away from the car when suddenly old faithful appeared (I call him - although looking at a previous thread I'm now thinking her - this as even if nothing else is around you can rely upon the kestrel to appear). I took a quick few pics of the kestrel hovering beside us.............
went back to the car, removed our walking boots and took a quick couple of snaps of the gorgeous sunset before setting off home..................ahhhhhh it was actually worth it!
Deb, Fantastic sunsets. And yes the ants were worth it, think of all that food up there in the air feeding goodness knows how birds. My lawn this year is full of ants nest but as yet they haven't flown. I am just waiting to see what sits up there over the estate when they do actually emerge.
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Yes Bob - but they were feeding me, and I'm vegetarian LOL. my husband said that maybe there weren't many birds around cos their bellies were full of ants. Yukkkkkk - seriously never, ever seen so many. At times I've seen so many in say a square couple of feet, but these literally went on for miles - all over the paths and all up the moors. Stayed away today and tried somewhere new - that was pretty antless!
Lovely sunsets - our ants are yet to go too. Funnily enough we have less nests than usual so hopefully it won't be as bad as normal. If only it would attract a Green Woodpecker(-:).
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Wow Deb fantastic photos.
The truth is I'm mad. We are all mad and many are too mad to know the truth.
Thanks for the lovely comments on the photos. The sunset was truly beautiful and no picture can truly capture such a natural work of art, but I am very pleased with the way these turned out. I'm even thinking of having the first one turned into a large canvas for over my bed. We did this before with a pic I took of the 12 apostles on ilkley moor, which I love....even if some folks think its a pic of a cemetery LOL