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RUFUS THE HAWK

Rufus the Official Bird Scarer at the iconic Wimbledon grounds. Taking to the skies everyday to ensure no pests invade the courts during play. Be part of the action and purchase the official Rufus merchandise, clothing and accessories available for children and adults.

 
 

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About Us

Let's face it, everybody's winging it

Rufus the Hawk is a Harris's Hawk used by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to keep pigeons away from their venue. Described as an "important member of the Wimbledon family", Rufus has been scaring away the birds for fifteen years, taking over from the previous hawk, Hamish.

The All England Club employ Rufus to patrol their 42-acre grounds throughout the year, with daily visits during the two weeks of The Championships and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Pigeons are particularly attracted to the roof of the centre court. He has also been employed to scare pigeons away from Westminster Abbey, various hospitals, airfields, and landfill sites.

You can grab the chance to meet Rufus at Wimbledon, just look out for our pop-up shop between 10am-11am for a meet and greet.

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