Holy Hawks! Brooklyn Church Seeks Names for Feathered Family

A family of red-tailed hawks is making this an "eggstra" special Easter for a church community in Brooklyn.  

The hawks are nesting in the church's steeple as the mother waits for her babies to hatch.

Staff members at Saint Francis Xavier Church in Park Slope first noticed the nest last month.

The pastor tells NY1 the church has never seen hawks in the neighborhood before, and they want locals to get in on the fun.

"We want some names. We're having a contest. We're giving away tickets to the Prospect Park Zoo as the prize and we think it would be a lot of fun if we could name them and make them part of our church family," said Father Bill Ruger.

People can submit name ideas to hawknames@gmail.com or in the church's suggestion box.

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