The photo below shows quite nicely how the coppiced hazel is beginning to regenerate and form a new understorey:
I spent a bit of time looking for Birds-nest Fungus but unfortunately didn't find any. Birch trees are common here so Birch Polypores are relatively common.
There are a few ponds in the wood as its historically a 'wet wood' - these have a few alders surrounding them so I checked them out for Redpoll. Sure enough a single Lesser Redpoll was feeding and calling right at the very top of one of the trees. In previous years, when there's been an influx of Mealy Redpolls there have been flocks of up to 20 of this species.
All in all a nice way to spend a couple of hours after being cooped up in meetings or airports since last weekend!