He has been replace by this beauty. We call him Leopard Kat for the moment. He too, likes that particular spot and watches with intense patience for movement in the soil and when he sees the slightest jiggle he digs furiously. I haven't a clue what it is that lives under the soil that holds the interest of a cat but it must be pretty juicy.
This guy and I are going to have trouble. He is so agile and I've seen him jump to the height of the bird feeders while they are occupied. THIS MUST BE STOPPED.