The origin of birds is still some what of a mystery. One theory, that is debated among the evolutionary biology community, is that birds evolved from dinosaurs. I am not smart enough to tell you if this theory is wrong or right, I will leave the debate up to the experts, but there are some birds that do make you say hmmmmm. One such bird is the roseate spoonbill. This bird is equipped with an unique prehistoric looking bill. It uses this bill to catch its prey, swinging it back and forth through the water until it feels a fish, crustacean, or other aquatic prey and then quickly snapping it shut. In the U.S. spoonbills are only found in the gulf region, I photographed this one in Texas, but they are more common in the eastern portions of South America.