Woodpecker holes

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.

Woodpecker holes in a tree in the Sysselt


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