Bird's-Eye View Meaning
(idiomatic) The view from directly or high above.
Example: Looking down from the seventh floor balcony gave them a bird's-eye view of the street below.
1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter VIII:
â€œWhat makes you think there is a mouse in this room?â€ â€œThe evidence points that way.â€ [...] â€œAnd why were you standing on a chair?â€ â€œSort of just trying to get a bird's-eye view, as it were.â€ â€œDo you often go looking for mice in other people's rooms?â€