Rachel Dolores was along the locks near Lovejoy Wharf Sunday night when she suddenly had to do a double take:
Am I tripping??? I’m like pretty sure I saw a wild penguin in Boston tonight
She posted a couple of photos on Twitter and tagged the City of Boston. Boston 311 replied:
Whoa! We touched base with @AnimalBoston about this one - it is possibly a night heron. Penguins typically can't perch like that due to their webbed feet.
Sure enough, other people who saw her photos confirmed: That's a night heron, a bird that is not all that uncommon along the less urbanized stretches of the Charles, if not that common a sight right where the Charles pours into the harbor.