Fanny, a reporter specializing in social gossip, unwittingly stumbles upon an environmental scandal involving a powerful politician. When her unsubtle investigations draw too much attention, she is sent to a tiny offshore island for her own safety. Here she meets Hagen, an uncouth bird enthusiast. He is a man of few words and nearly driven to distraction by this newly-arrived female reporter with her endless chatter. Fanny, driven by her journalistic curiosity, tries to find out more about Hagen and gradually realizes that there is much more to him than his rough exterior. When she confides in him her real reason for being on the island, they find that they have much in common.