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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:21 am    Post subject: flies with long legs Reply with quote

HI For the last month or so my garden has been infested with flies with long legs that hang below them when they fly, now i have a flock of about 100 birds sitting in the trees attacking them will they kill them off naturally or will i need to do something to kill the flies off
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got any pictures, or a better description of the flies? If the birds are eating them, then you've probably got nothing to worry about.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost certainly a description of St Mark's flies...so called because they emerge around the time of St Mark's Day every year ( 25th April ) I wouldn't worry about them....just one more link in the chain of wildlife, giving your local birds something more to eat !
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/scientific-advances/industry/bibio-marci/index.html
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