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At about six o’clock yesterday morning I was awoken by a bustling commotion in my room. My cat was chasing something and something was obviously fleeing from my cat. There was a visitor in my room and I didn’t know who or what it was. Judging from Cat’s behavior, from the fact that she wasn’t making any hissing or other menacing sounds, it was not a snake. Since I leave all my windows open during the night and we live in a little one-level house surrounded by nature, all sorts of creatures can and do come in.

I found our involuntary guest hiding under my bed. It was a Corn Crake (Crex crex in Latin), a medium-sized migratory bird that is

stopping over in Israel on its way from Europe or Asia to Africa (thousands of kilometers, isn’t that AMAZING!), where it will spend the winter (of the northern…

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