WHERE did the story take place?
It took place in a rustic town that is located near a farm.
At what time of year? Is there a large body of water nearby?
It takes place in a small Cornish seaside town during the winter.
Right. That should give you lots of ideas about what the birds would see from overhead.
If I typed it upon this website, could you evaluate it?
Go to www.google.com and type in map falmouth cornwall england. Then click on the first (largest) map that shows up. It's a Google map.
Then zoom in and drag the map around so that you can see different areas. Once you have found an area that has both town and a bay in it, zoom in as far as possible or maybe only one or two zoom-out clicks.
What do you see?
I see clusters of houses and buildings, and a large dock crowded with seemingly countless boats.
Keep zooming in until you're about as close as a bird would be ... and remember that they fly at different altitudes. Use as much detail as you can, including what you think a bird would see IN the trees ... nests or whatever.