odd bird

odd bird

and strange bird
n. a strange or eccentric person. Mr. Wilson certainly is an odd bird. You’re a strange bird, but you’re fun.
See also: bird, odd
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With its big, bulging eye, this odd bird vies for our attention--and it is sure to linger in the memory for a long time.
That's because the odd bird often think differently than others and can offer different perspectives.
No intellectual, she nonetheless strikes up a quick friendship with an odd bird, Marianne (Holofcener regular Catherine Keener), a divorced poet whose refined lifestyle Eva admires and who speaks very openly about the many shortcomings of her unnamed former husband.
Although this is generally a success the odd bird does manage to get in and has to be released.
This in turn improves your chances of getting that odd bird that fell across the creek, or in the middle of the pond, back to hand.
Indeed, by southerly standards, the tundra is "empty;' supporting vertebrates only sparsely: You might paddle an hour hearing no sound but the plish of paddles and odd bird call.
an odd bird who seems a Machiavellian willing to cut any deal juxtaposed with the soaring rhetoric of fairly ideological big government liberalism".
She's an odd bird, but at least we know where the mystery eggs came from.
The second half of the trek saw us slowly climb up into the fells, accompanied by inquisitive sheep and the odd bird of prey.
The road links the town to the Forest of Dean and not only do you have to do battle with the many sharp corners, there is also the odd bird of prey or deer hurling itself out of the woodland that lines the A4136 and at your car.
According to my morn, Ann wouldn't cooperate when Disfarmer--an odd bird who had changed his name from Mike Meyers in pointed rejection of his family's farming roots--tried to take her picture propped up on a pillow, so he put her in her mother's lap.
At first glance, it looks like an albino but a closer look reveals black eyes and yellowish legs, a very odd bird.
The drummer seems to be, well, kind of an odd bird.
If the odd bird shows up, we generally call another rescue group.
In the blurry picture, there are two dogs and a bird, as if he were saying: "Don't look at me, look at these two dogs, and this odd bird on my shoulder.