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Choose a name for Harris Hawks used to scare pigeons at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

20:00 27 May 2014

One of the Harris Hawks used to scare off pigeons at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

One of the Harris Hawks used to scare off pigeons at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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A trio of eagle-eyed new recruits are ready to take their perch at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The hawks are waiting to be namedThe hawks are waiting to be named

Rest assured, the three Harris Hawks certainly won’t be winging it as they swoop into their new roles as mascots for the ArcelorMittal Orbit while also making sure pesky pigeons keep away from the UK’s tallest sculpture.

The birds, two males and one female, are currently nameless. But don’t get in a flap, you can get involved in choosing their names this May half term.

The winning names will be picked on Sunday, June 2, and those who submitted them will be invited back to the park with their families to see the hawks in action.

They will also adopt their named hawk for a year and receive a soft toy of the new mascots.

Visitors to the Orbit during half term will be asked if they want to enter the competition when their Orbit tickets are checked by staff and need only leave their chosen name and contact details.

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