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


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.

Latest News Stories

Statistics show that older people in the borough are among the most deprived in the country				Photo: John Stillwell/PA Images

The proportion of people living in relative deprivation in the borough has shrunk considerably in the last five years, government statistics show – but older people remain among the most deprived.

Newham Council
The Campaign Against Arms Trade protested against the DSEI arms fair, which was held in the ExCel Centre

The readers’ response to last week’s debate is in.

United Kingdom
A high court decision is set to have a big impact on the future of Uber in London (Picture: PA Images)

The first week of a TfL consultation to increase regulation of private hire vehicles has attracted a huge backlash, particularly from the wildly successful taxi app, Uber.

British government
Frances Gov (nee Laval) with her fantasy novel, The Prince of Carentan which she has published with her fater, Devek Laval.

A dad and his daughter have teamed up to explore the world of medieval fantasy in their first ever published novel.

Plashet School

Most read news


You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Read more
You won't need to fork out for groceries for a while!

Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets, prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here!

Read more

Digital Edition

Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder