For some reason, this year the birds are not ravaging my berries this year. I suppose it is because there is more for them to eat elsewhere--for instance there are an awful lot of wild chokecherries this summer (we've made plain chokecherry juice and a mix of chokecherry, 'Doldo' crabapple and blackberry juice). My blue berries which, usually get eaten even though I net them, have been fine and several other people I've spoken with have had the same experience. I haven't put nets over my elderberries so far this year- last year they were decimated even though I had tried to protect them. Much earlier, birds ate all my edible honeysuckle or honeyberry fruits- I didn't even get one.
The only bird that is getting on my nerves is the yellow-bellied sapsucker- they have riddled my three Dolgo crabapples with holes