Pied-billed grebe are the most common nesting grebe is the eastern US. Their range extends from our southern border well into Canada. The pied-billed grebe's diet consist mainly of fish, aquatic insects and crustaceans.
I photographed this bird at Florida's Viera Wetlands as it attempted to eat a large crayfish
Grasping the crayfish with its stout bill, it repeatedly shook it violently to break its body into manageable pieces.
The grebe's catch attracted the attention of other a group of coots who pursued the grebe attempting to steal the crayfish. The little grebe responded to their attempts by swimming rapidly away to a more secluded area.