Some recent bird shots at the Sabine Feeder.
You can see that the abundant Goldfinches are going for the gold again.
I am not sure who this little guy is. They have been around during the winter and never go on the feeder. They prefer to eat on the ground.
Various Finches are numerous right now.
Here is a House Finch a very nice black sunflower seed!
Getting a look at the feeder before making a move.
The House Finches will also eat from the thistle sock, though they seem to prefer the sunflower seeds.
They seize a seed and then fly away with it to a branch, where the husk it.
We also have a Kingfisher here, who is diving into the Sabine Pond after minnows.
Also, there are two pairs of Wood Ducks nesting and a pair of Malards. I will shoot them soon…. with the camera.
Penjing has had a trim.
Penjing did not join me with my guest for supper last night. We enjoyed a nice little rib roast I got on sale at the store the other day for an incredible $3.95/lbs.
I rubbed it with a couple spice mixes from Penzy’s (long may they make profits) and let it sit for a few hours.
I prepared a glass dish of thinly slices potatoes layered with onion and sprigs of rosemary and thyme, salt and pepper, with a little stock. This was the base for the roast, much like the Easter Sunday leg of lamb but on a much more modest scale.
Into the oven pre-heated to 550F for a few minutes then down to 350F for the remainder.
When it came out I let is rest on the board for about 15 minutes so the juices would settle in the meat and the potatoes browned.
Here is what it looked like at the first slice.
We had asparagus, also on sale. All in all, delicious with strong horseradish and the potatoes. We enjoyed a hefty Bonarda for the wine.
Here is the result… through my guest needed still to make room for a big spoonful of those potatoes!
Easy, cheap, good, and lots of left-overs for the week!
It pays to watch those sales!