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Can you think of a good name for this little falcon chick? NBC Environment are calling for people to suggest a name and win a prize

Can you think of a good name this two week old gyr-saker falcon chick? Picture: NBC Environment

Can you think of a good name this two week old gyr-saker falcon chick? Picture: NBC Environment

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This little gyr-saker falcon chick has an important future ahead of it.

The falcon chicks at NBC Environment will grow up to be working birds of prey. Picture: NBC Environment The falcon chicks at NBC Environment will grow up to be working birds of prey. Picture: NBC Environment

It will be used as a working bird specially trained to scare off seagulls and pigeons from locations including football stadiums.

Currently, the two week old chick - which is three parts gyrfalcon and one part saker falcon - and its three siblings are being cared for by mum Mojo. When it is fully grown at nine weeks, its training begins.

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And bird and pest control company NBC Environment, based at Snetterton Park, want your help to name their baby bird of prey.

It will not be known whether the bird is male or female for a few weeks so the name will need to be unisex.

To suggest a name visit NBC Environment on Facebook or Twitter and add a comment.

The winning name will be picked by the firm’s head of falconry, Andy Hulme.

The person who suggested the name and three guests will be invited to meet some of the firm’s birds of prey and watch them fly.

The closing date for name suggestions is Friday, June 30.

More information can be found here

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