On a small island off the coast of Iceland, Drífa has the task of hatching and raising over two hundred peeping wild eider ducklings. Her goal, for which she is supported by a license granted by the Ministry of the Environment, is to raise the ducklings to reestablish a colony of common eiders here. If the ducklings are to survive in the wild, they can't become pets. Drífa must nurture them while keeping her distance as their caregiver. She must balance the emotionally satisfying appeal of her charges with her ultimate goal of reestablishing the colony if she is to succeed in raising her lovable ducklings to live free as wild eider ducks.