Aceria fraxinivora - ash galls cut open to reveal mite
Lasius niger - small black ant keyed (I think the clypeus was hairy enough to rule out platythorax)
Herring Gull Larus argentatus - one in the field by the house.
Slow. Anyway, an opportunity to download some photos. Here's some I have tentative names for - would appreciate thoughts on how correct/definitive these IDs might be...
Gall on Forsythia in garden - Googling suggests caused by a Phomopsis fungus? Anyone know more about this?
Common lichen, this on Field Maple. Appears to be Xanthoria parietina - is that a safe ID?
Think this is Common Jellyspot Dacrymyces stillatus?
Slug in the garden, think it is Deroceras but not sure. I think it was ca 5 cm long (I know, should have written it down). Slime was a bit orangey/yellowish.
I think this is simply Wild Privet, on the general jizz - wasn't sure I could 100% tell it from naturalised Garden Privet though?
Distinctive lichen patch on ash trunks. Googling suggests perhaps Arthonia radiata?
This is the occupied mine of what I assume is Euleia heraclei in Alexanders