Brown fruit bodies.
The following slide shows a cluster of brown sausage-like structures found on dead wood.
They appear to be fairly common and I was unsure if they were insect eggs or slime mould fruit bodies.
I later read that a Leucocarpus species is commonly known as the insect egg slime mould.
It has crowded, brown, sausage-like fruit bodies up to 4 mm long and usually on a stalk.
They contain a mass of black spores.
Trichia species can also form pale to mid brown, round or sausage-shaped fruit bodies on a microscopic stalk.
The spores are pale brown.
I have not identified these but have included them with the slime moulds as, when cut, the interior appears to be a mass of spores.