I didn't blame them - it did look a little out of place at first - a very large solar array perched on a pole in the side field, standing sentinel over the garden shed and vegetable garden. I was a little taken back by the size of it, even though all our research told us the sizes we would need for energy production.
But now, it is just part of the yard. A large, energy producing perch for birds. That part drives Roy mad in that they sit on the very top, rear ends panel-side, and let nature take its course. He keeps meaning to get out there every spring with a ladder, a bucket of water and a long-handled brush, but so far he hasn't found the time.
I'm not complaining. Those panels cover over half of our electric bill. And we don't waste when it comes to electric.
Every time I go to the grocery store, I see how birds have made nests in the most unlikely of places - integrating their lives into what people have put around them. The little nooks in between the G's and A's and O's in the over sized lettering, the opening at the end of the covered cart return, and the smallest crack in the overhang about the entrance has little bits of straw stained with white sticking out. And now I have birds nesting in the hollow spaces behind the panels. And I don't mind a bit.
I don't even mind the poo in the spring.