Here we go again, the translucent gel has arrived, still no definitive source.
In the BBC Nature’s Weirdest Events, Series 4, episode 3, (January 14, 2015) Chris Packham showed a specimen of "star jelly" and had it sent to the Natural History Museum, London for a DNA analysis by Dr. David Bass who confirmed it was from a frog. He also found some traces of magpie on the jelly which may point to the demise of the frog.
From the size of our deposits it would be a giant frog.
The white fungus on the Chaffinches legs is still quite prevalent, the attached photo shows an extremely bad case.
Bob and Bri