|Preparing for take off.|
I imagine that it is a real bonanza for predators. Mum thought she saw a red dragonfly catching the ants on the wing.
It wasn't just our garden. I posted in the UK Bees and Wasps Facebook group (open) and people from all over the country commented that they had seen flying ants too.
My photo was picked up in a Mirror article, which was posted in the Uckfield Talk Facebook group (closed - you'll only be able to see the post if you are a member). Several people from the town mentioned that nests of flying ants had appeared around their houses.
My photo was also picked up by West Sussex's Spirit FM for their article on the "invasion" of flying ants.