found growing on fallen birch.Upper surface pored and black, underside flay and pale brown.
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Should say 'flat' not flay!
It looks a bit odd, but the shape and colour are right. If cut, it should show concentric black and white bands.
The fungus is said to favour beech and ash, but I've seen it on sycamore, so it may grow on birch as well.
...and there were no concentric black and white bands. There were several of them...all fairly flat and about 2-3 inches across. One was more hoof shaped.
I would say by the pictures that it is a bracket fungus as pic 1 has slot shaped pores probably an old one but sorry cannot ID from this,were there any more on the tree.
There were several, all looked tha same
...the light brown side was growing flat againt the bark and the black pored bit was the exposed part.
Lat/Lng: 51.7, -2.8
OS grid ref: SO4610