Following approval from the Ministry for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, the municipality of Luxembourg City removed 19 crows' nests in the capital on Friday.

According to estimates, 350 crows live across 174 nests in Luxembourg City's Merl district. Most of them can be seen in and around Rue Marcel Cahen.

Since the birds have increased in number and their large colonies represent a sanitary issue, the municipality has decided to take action. On Friday, nests were removed and treetops cut down, in particular those in the vicinity of schools and playgrounds.

This process will continue until the end of February. However, this alone will not solve the problem and will likely only relocate the birds. Alternative sites are currently being looked at to determine if there are places where the crows represent less of an issue.

Last year, around 1,000 crow's nests were found on the territory of the capital.

Video report in Luxembourgish