When I moved here 20 years ago, there was a wooden bird house on the electric power pole right outside my kitchen window. It was somewhat weathered so had been there awhile. I enjoyed sitting at my kitchen table watching the birds go in and out and when the new babies hatched, I watched them learn to fly.
Several years ago, the pesky squirrels began chewing the roof off the house and the birds left. For so many years, the squirrels were not a problem.
I just got a brand new bird house from EvensensProductions.com. It arrived yesterday. Bailey and Morgan stood guard as I opened the package. You would think they felt a need to inspect it before letting me near! "Do you mind if I look at it and take a picture?" I asked them. Morgan stepped aside. But Bailey still needed to sniff it!
It is made of thick cypress wood. That should deter the squirrels!