The Easter break was predominently filled with Hampshire birding with visits around the county, mostly the coast where I hoped to find something of interest. However unlike last year where many migrants were in early, migrants were about 2-3 weeks later than usual so extra effort was required to find the likes of Whitethroat and Garden Warbler, let alone anything scarce. Migrants were eventually picked off one by one, and a few lingering winter birds provided some interest. I only left the county once during this time for a very good candidate for Thayer's Gull at Brigg, Lincolnshire (5th) with Dan Pointon. A very striking individual that was refound on arrival by Chris Batty, it was then surprisingly easy to pick up thanks to a couple of diagnostic features; an obvious notch missing out of the tail, combined with missing P5 in the right wing noticeable in flight. This bird looked the part (as far as my limited knowledge of the species can say), a nice dark velvety individual with darker outer webs to the outer primaries, contrasting with the pale inner primaries and secondaries. Classic Iceland Gull-like profile with all the subtle features to go with it.