This is a picture I took two days ago at the Sysselt forest near Ede. It’s an old dead tree where you can clearly see the holes that woodpeckers make in dead trees to excavate a nest. It can take them up to a month drilling their nest with their bill. I was amazed to see these woodpecker holes from up close (the tree had been cut as it was close to a walking trail). The Sysselt (part of the Veluwe nature area in the province of Gelderland) is a forest where many woodpeckers live, including the biggest woodpecker, the black woodpecker. We heard them calling while we were walking there, but sadly didn’t see one this time.