Different specimens of the same species (I hope).
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I don't usually identify Usnea photographs to species, especially when we don't know if the base is blackened or not. Probably I shouldn't be agreeing with the identification now.
However, this does look like quite typical U. cornuta, with its rather rigid, claw-like branches, and, importantly, the branches can be seen to be constricted and sometimes annulate at their bases.
I did research what it could be but I am not yet at the stage of remembering what I should be looking for when I am infront of the specimen! I'll try to remember to get better photos next time.
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Lat/Lng: 50.919851, -0.428596
OS grid ref: TQ105145