It turns out the 'lone bird' that had been swooping on people at a Cork college campus was trying to protect her baby.
It emerged earlier this week that up to 20 people had been attacked by one crow near the entrance to CIT. Two had needed tetanus jabs and antibiotics.
Now it's been revealed the crow had been trying to keep humans away from a baby bird that had fallen from its nest, or perhaps was pushed out by its siblings.
Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Vincent Cashman from the CSPCA said they rescued the jackdaw after they were called in by college authorities to deal with the feather-ruffling.
It was found on the ground near trees where the attack took place.
"When on the ground its parents were continuing to feed it but also defend and protect it from anything that got too close, including humans."
The nest couldn't be found so the jackdaw will be rescued. Vincent expects him (or her!) to do quite well.