This is a question you will probably hate
I checked out the price of the microphones and recorders you recommend here and I was shocked of how expensive they are
By now I don't really need to record the sounds. I would like to start just to get a first idea on how to do that, and start recognizing the birds and identifying them
What solution would you suggest spending very little or if possible no money at all, for example using a mobile phone or something like that?