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I found this on my front door this evening, the white ball I guess is an egg sac but I would love to know what species this is?
This looks like a Nursery Web Spider, Pisaura mirabilis, a female carrying her egg sac. I'm not sure it's this very species, but I believe it's something in the same genus.
They are hunting spiders, like the Wolf Spiders, and search for prey actively.
Yes, as Florin says, Pisaura mirabilis. This large spider, and particularly the females with egg sacks, are usually very conspicuous by now but I haven't seen a single one yet - another sign of how far behind nature is this year in the UK.