'Red Sprite' berries persisting
I planted several 'Red Sprite' winterberries, together with a 'Jim Dandy' pollinator, last fall. They were about 24" in height and loaded with berries. I located them close to my 10 birdfeeders. Needless to say, I have loads of birds that remain year round and which keep me busy refilling the feeders daily. Despite this, the 'Red Sprites' remain, at this late date, loaded with berries.
Two questions: Any idea why the birds haven't been eating the berries? (I've read from numerous sites that birds devour them.) Aside from the birds, should the berries persist this late? Temperatures are usually in the high thirties to mid-fourties during the day and drop to high thirties at night, although yesterday's snow dropped the temps significantly.
Appreciate any help with my concerns.