The highlights were two separate sightings of hares. They are seriously fast; the first raced off away from us disappearing at the top of a wheat field, within seconds - almost too quick to get binoculars on it. The second emerged from a coppice, did a semi-circle around us before disappearing into a dip. Brilliant to watch.
The mild weather meant that a few common arable weeds were still flowering such as dove's-foot cranesbill, field madder, field pansy, scentless mayweed, and red dead-nettle. I might go back on New Years day when I plan to participate in the New Year plant hunt, (http://www.bsbi.org.uk/new_year_plant_hunt.html), the aim being as the name suggests to record plants in in flower at New year. When we lived on Skye the total was zero, always zero. Hook Norton is a little different.
Spores - Parasola sp. ?