Lichenicolous fungus a (i)

Lichenicolous fungus a (i)

Observation - Lichenicolous fungus a (i) - UK and Ireland. Description: Purple-pink growth on Physcia lichen on trunk of ash tree. Different part in focus in each image. Possibly lichenicolous fungus. Possibly Illosporiopsis christiansenii. Surprised when I saw colourful patches like this two weeks ago on lichen on ash tree

Purple-pink growth on Physcia lichen on trunk of ash tree. Different part in focus in each image. Possibly lichenicolous fungus. Possibly Illosporiopsis christiansenii.
Surprised when I saw colourful patches like this two weeks ago on lichen on ash trees in this location. Could only imagine birds wiping beaks on trunk after eating sticky coloured berries but then saw mention of lichenicolous fungi.