After last year, when drought severely limited the wetting of the land subscribed to the project, you might think that this year has been a blessing.
For example, when the ground is already well wet, a thunderstorm will flood it. That happened this year and it is probably one of the reasons we didn't have many lapwing chicks fledging: the nests got flooded.
Also, the grass length was difficult to control. You can't just conjure another twenty cows out of thin air to eat the grass. So the grass got too long in places.
All in all, it's all part of the learning curve of managing a wetlands.
We will have to take a closer look at stocking levels according to the weather, and we need to study how to get better control of the water levels in wet years.