Wildlife At Birch Hill
Swans, Peacocks & More
We have quite the variety of wildlife on the Birch Hill grounds. It is not uncommon for our peafowl to be spotted mingling among our guests at outdoor events.
Black Australian Swans
Ricky & Lucy
Lovely to watch as they glide along performing their dance for all to see. They love the attention and are very friendly. Lucy can be often found venturing all the way up to the ballrooms.
Polish Mute Swans
The matriarch of our pond is Jackie O. She’s been here the longest, and is just starting to get used to sharing her pond. The mating pair of Polish mute swans are Grafton and Bee Bee. We’re hoping to be the home of their signets next season.
Rocky & Adrian
There are three types of peafowls at Birch Hill: Blue India, Magnificent White and Oatmeal. Peafowl are native birds of India, Java, Ceylon and Malaya. Having been known for their beauty since ancient times. It is a bird that has been imported into almost every country in the world. The male is the bird with the spectacular plumage while the female is much less spectacular. Currently there are eleven peafowls on property.
Rush & Herbie
They are the “watch dogs” of geese because of their alert and talkative nature. Currently there are eight Chinese Geese patrolling the grounds.
Koi & Rainbow Trout
Fill the Ponds & Streams
Strolling on the waters edge you can enjoy watching the 100+ colorful Koi visit the surface or keep your eyes open for the thousands of Rainbow trout swimming around.
Seasonal & Local Guests
Many transient birds call our pond home for the spring and summer seasons. Birds that frequent the grounds include mallards, blue herons and grey herons.
If you pay attention you may see some of the local wildlife on the grounds. It is not uncommon to see a herd of deer grazing on the lawn and rabbits hopping along the forrest edge.