Acton and Southfields parks are two of Ealing's green spaces. Southfields is more properly a recreation ground, and has playing fields (with a winter gull-roost), a small pond, an area of scrub and a running track. Acton Park is mature parkland with a rather lovely arboretum. It has native and ornamental trees and a "nature area" also with a small pond. The Ealing ranger service is headquartered there.
Fiona Barclay's 2009 yearlist
At May 12th: Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Mallard, Cormorant, Blackbird, Redwing, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Starling, Feral Pigeon, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Jay, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Pheasant, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Ring-necked Parakeet, Egyptian Goose, Canada Goose, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Swift, Chiffchaff, Hobby.
Lep List: Speckled Wood, Green-veined White, Small White, Large White, Holly Blue, Emmelina monodactyla.