Bald eagle pair with a chick in their nest near the Yukon River, Yukon, Canada
© Mark Newman/Minden Picture
Happy Father's Day
These bald eagles look like they're enjoying some family time for Father's Day, which was first celebrated in the USA in 1910, following the first Mother’s Day there in 1908. Its popularity grew throughout the US and across the world - it is thought Father’s Day began being celebrated in Britain after World War Two. More than 70 countries now mark Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June - although others mark it on different dates.
And in a double celebration for our homepage birds, it also happens to be American Eagle Day in the USA, a celebration that commemorates the date in 1782 when the bird was added to the Great Seal of the United States. The Great Seal appears on US passports, money and official documentation and the move effectively made the eagles a national symbol.