Short Eared Owl

This morning it was a very pleasant sight, we have not seen one of these for over 12 months but this morning it lifted out, very slowly, from the long grass between the airfield and new cattle fences. They used to be regular occurrence at this time of year but since the cattle grazing has reduced their preferred habitat, it is assumed that they have found better cover somewhere else.

Also at this time of year we see lots of webs and today, one on a gorse bush, contained what looked like a small bug. Any clues as what this is/was would be greatly appreciated.

Bob and Bri