Some discoveries might be surprising from an evolutionary perspective, but not necessarily from a perspective of intelligent design.
Pterosaurs appear abruptly in the fossil record of the Late Triassic, which agrees with the predictions of intelligent design theory.
When critics claim that research is not permitted to detect design because that would stop science, it is they who hold science back.
One big change they note: the number of exo-planets discovered has exploded, from 200 or so to several thousand.
I would argue that a chronology of exactly what was predicted when is not dispositive as to whether a positive argument can be made.