Up until today, flight views are pretty much all I have seen of these birds, only their distinctive flight calls giving them away. As can be seen from these images there aren't too many visual features that stand out that well in flight. Even the chestnut wing panel isn't eactly obvious, even in this perfect light.
First is a bit of a mystery as it seems so distinctive yet I can't make it key out! Robust 2cm high extensive cushion. Leaf margins widely recurved (like a gutter from below) to just below leaf-tip, nerve strongly keeled esp. towards tip.
Orthotrichum affine (Wood Bristle-moss) ID by Sam Bosanquet
Zygodon viridissimus var. viridissimus (Green Yoke-moss)
This little ensemble was found growing on bare soil where last years bonfire was located. From top left to bottom right we have Barbula convoluta var. commutata (Lesser Bird's-claw Beard-moss). The large-leaved species are male plants of the aptly named Funaria hygrometrica (Bonfire-moss) and bottom right is Bryum rubens/ruderale (Crimson-tuber Thread-moss / Pea Moss). ID Sam Bosanquet.
Syntrichia ruralis var. ruralis (Great Hairy Screw-moss) is frequent on the composite tiles of the kitchen extension. It appears that Syntrichia ruralis var. ruraliformis (Sand-hill Screw-moss) isn't confined to sand-hills! ID Sam Bosanquet
Not so sure about these (specimens collected for det.), both found growing on a roadside wall made of limestone rocks, the first one in semi-shade near the base of the wall.
cf Racomitrium aquaticum (Narrow-leaved Fringe-moss): supposed to occur in moist river valleys, so may have this one wrong, though keyed out pretty well? [I now strongly susupect this is Anomodon viticulosus (Rambling Tail-moss), confirmed by Sam Bosanquet]
Id'd by Sam Bosanquet as Tortella nitida (Neat Crisp-moss) with springtails in attendance. Dentated, untoothed leaf margins with leaf tips frequently snapped off.
SS50918564. Two cushion-forming species growing on a shaded, drippy, limestone ledge with minimal accumulation of soil/mineral material. Cushions 3-4cm thick and 6-10cm diameter. Only a few m above extreme HWM, but in a very sheltered n-facing cove, so spray influence probably limited.
Sp.A Leaves with red nerve, shortly excurrent colourless tip. Blade with hooded tip. Identified by Sam Bosanquet as Trichostomumcrispulum (Curly Crisp-moss)
Sp. B More compact with erect leaves. Tip flat ill-defined teeth near tip - not attempted to key this one yet. [Det by Sam Bosanquet as Eucladium verticillatum (Whorled Tufa-moss)]