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Hi my name is Ash, im 42 from north wales. I like birding but im unable to go out much to reserves to birdwatch because im disabled and don't have the transport. I was thinking of having a feeder in my garden to attract birds and watch them from my window. I put a bird pole on my lawn and hung feeders off of that which worked great until an ants nest appeared underneath the pole. I am not trying that again, we have a wooden fence, could i put a screw or something into the fence and hang a feeder off that? What do you suggest? Thanks.

delia todd

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Hi Ash and a warm welcome back to Birdforum.

As you've already said Hellio, I've moved your post to the Garden Birds forum and subscribed you to the thread. You will receive an email notification of any replies.

Yes, you can certainly hang feeders on a fence, there's various ways to hang them. A pole feeder should work, I think the ants nest may have been a coincendence.

You can also do what I do and have window feeders (they stick to the glass).

I'm sure others will be along soon with some more ideas for you.

KC Foggin

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Hi ya Ash and a warm welcome to you from across the pond.

I'm not sure about hanging near a fence though which would help any squirrels around jump on the feeders which we all deal with ;) If you don't deal with squirrels then there should be no problem ;)

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